My mom is the person who has always lived a healthy lifestyle. Her life changed in July 2010. Nobody, herself included, ever thought that she would be faced with the diagnosis she received.
Surprise, surprise... her blood tests revealed anemia, significant white and red cell issues, low platelets, and a variety of other CBC red flags! My moms first thought was, "Nooooo! Not me... I must be in the WRONG place!" And so her diagnosis journey began with vials and vials of blood drawn. doctor consultations, a surprise and painful bone marrow biopsy, a full body skeletal scan, more blood tests stat ... THE revealing meeting... the "huh-what" moment ... the confirmation diagnosis that my mom has CANCER, multiple myeloma!!! April 15, 2011 my mom had a stem cell transplant. Four years later she is back on chemo twice a week for three weeks and one week off.
This year my husband and I are renewing our vows after 16 years. To honor my mom and others like her we would like in lieu of gifts, for our friends and family to donate to the International Myeloma Foundation. Please click the donate button to help celebrate the wonderful life my husband and I have built and to celebrate my wonderful mother.