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20230511 – Where Do I Go from Here? — 14 Comments

  1. Bless you my lifelong friend. I am in your corner, thinking of and praying for you always! Take good care of yourself and know that I am here for you if you need anything, ever! You mean the world to me! ❤️ Stay strong!

    • As you do to me! So happy to have you in my corner! What I need most I already have, the support and encouragement of my family and of lifelong friends, you and the Gang. Being a cancer patient I can really relate to what your sister went through and how much strength it takes to make treatment decisions that you know are going to take a tremendous toll on your body. I’ve learned quickly that facing reality every single morning, counting your blessings, and taking that next step are things you don’t do alone. I couldn’t be more blessed than I am with the family and circle of friends I’ve had in my life.

  2. I have all the normal responses to this. But what I will offer is hugs & love, after a big OH NO!
    You are the pillar of our Gang, I’d like to keep it that way!

    • Thank you so much for your support and encouragement Pam. I never really saw myself as the pillar but more of a cornerstone to your pillar! But don’t worry, I’m planning on being around a good long time. Even my oncologist thinks I have a great attitude and that’s a big part of the battle.

  3. I will be praying and thinking of you as you go through this new journey. Stay strong and take one day at a time..Hugs.

    • Thanks Karen. There is so much strength and power in the love and support of family; I feel it every day.

  4. Terry, so good to hear from you but sad to hear about your diagnosis. My father had MM for years. I pray that your disease gives you as much time and life as he was given.

    • Laurie, thanks so much for connecting and sharing about your dad. I knew he had some health challenges, but didn’t know he was dealing with MM. With the newer courses of treatment I’m optimistic I’ll be around for a good long while. But the support and encouragement from family and friends like you and Wendy is even more important to me than the treatment. Thank you!

  5. You don’t know me, Terry’, but I am the mother of one of Craig’s good friends from high school, and I also have MM. I was diagnosed on January 1, 2016 at St Mary’s in GR. Your writings have really resonated with me and brought back memories from the first days. It’s quite the interesting disease and it’s also part of the club you never aspire to be in. But here we are! There are two great Facebook groups that are like a support group. One is general and when too many Christians starting posting scripture and referring to God, that “sort of talk” was no longer allowed and a new group started for Christians. If you’re interested, I’ll be glad to let you know. Kim has my number if you ever want/need to text! You are on my prayer list. So grateful to have the Lord with us on this journey.

    • Hi Cindi, thanks for posting and yes, I’m very interested about the Facebook groups. Kim mentioned you also were dealing with MM when I got my diagnosis in January. I find it surprising just how many people I know who have MM or know of someone who does. It’s been a big learning curve understanding this disease and the treatment options, and it’s comforting to know that my reactions are pretty typical. I’ll check with Kim for your contact info. Thanks Cindi!

  6. Hi, Terry, As my sister Laurie said above, it is great to hear from you, but so sorry to hear about the diagnosis! Strange as it sounds, after 5 years of treatment for MM at the Cancer Center, the doctors couldn’t find any MM in my dad. Maybe it was a miracle?? What you are describing sounds very much like what our Ryan has been dealing with for the past year, (his diagnosis was AML (leukemia)) and continues to deal with the very long “recovery” process following his stem cell transplant. Terry, I will add you to my ever-growing daily prayer list, hoping for the best possible outcome for you. Also, I am sending you hugs and wishes for good things for you. Love, Wendy

    • Thank you Wendy. Your dad’s story sounds like a real life miracle to me, and I pray Ryan experiences a complete remission with his AML. I’m very hopeful that with my early diagnosis the immunotherapy alone will get me to a place where the cancer can be controlled for a long time because there are some risks for me with a transplant, even though I’m eligible. I’m so grateful every day for the support of life long friends like you, this road would be so much tougher without all of you.