I’m excited to announce that my publisher has released new and improved versions of my my first two books, Living with Multiple Myeloma and Stem Cell Transplants from a Patient’s Perspective.
Living with Multiple Myeloma describes my emotional and physical struggle with multiple myeloma. The focus is on how and why I made the fateful decisions facing most newly diagnosed patients: which therapy to use during induction, whether to transplant up front and to use or not use maintenance therapy. I have added updates about new therapy options available to someone who is diagnosed today.
Helping rework my first book was a surreal experience. I have learned so much since the fateful months following my diagnosis in 2007. The most enjoyable part? Re-reading how my myeloma specialist at the time estimated my life expectancy to be less than four years; I’m now in my seventh year–still alive and kicking!
Stem Cell Transplants from a Patient’s Perspective is 318 pages, divided into three distinct sections: Stem Cell Transplants 101, a day by day account of my personal transplant journey and tips from other stem cell transplant survivors. These thoughts and suggestions are from both auto and allo stem cell transplant survivors.
The 2014 Edition is priced at $18.99, but it is still available in MyCancerStore.org at the original price of $17.99. All profits support our efforts to help cancer patients live longer and better lives.
And I’m excited to announce that I am well on my way to completing my 5th book, Living Longer with Multiple Myeloma. It briefly updates readers about the last three years of my myeloma journey. But the bulk of the text explores ways that we can all keep our bodies strong for the fight. I’m hoping to finish it before year’s end.
Pattie and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our readers for your support. I couldn’t be as positive and productive as I am without it!
Feel good and keep smiling! Pat