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Better Luck...

  2020 has been such an eye-opener in so many ways. The idea that life can be snatched right from under us has and is a reality that many try to avoid. COVID-19 showed us who was boss along with so many lessons. First Looks Can Be Deceiving- I think some in the myeloma community can agree that this virus has allowed many people to truly understand the importance and what happens when our immune system is compromised. The look of healthy, fit, never sick was not the case for many this year. I know for the many years living with multiple myeloma, many people didn't get it. Many didn't understand what a compromised immune system means, and how dire an infection could turn our situation from bad to turmoil in a quickness. The face of "got it together" has opened up the dialogue that the look of being ill has different faces, situations, and timelines. Second Family and Grounded If you've been the jet setter, or spend days seeing your family at night while being away a
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New Way of Movement

It’s been a while to post but this hasn’t slowed me down to handling the things I have on my plate. When COVID 19 hit like so many there was a huge concern, and still is in regard to what this virus means. It was also a concern in what It means for people with underlying issues such as myself. When we hit into the second month of quarantine did I move my concern to action by reaching out to my team to get my blood work tested. My greatest fear was would my present remission state change due to this virus? As I’m sure there are many people worried about similar thoughts. We were at a point where for many we could not reach our doctors for a one to one appointment, and that is scary and frustrating for anyone with cancer. What do you do when you’re totally alone in this or feel like you’re in it alone? Questions I’ve been active on the circuit talking with other cancer survivors during this time, and I tell you it’s been quite scary listening to others express their fee

Multiple Myeloma Podcast

Hi There, I'll be teaming up with my buddy Kenny Capps for a cool podcast on everything thing myeloma. We hope to give a different outlook on topics and what is on the mind of many young adults affected by the disease multiple myeloma. More details to follow soon. Email me for more information- madaboutmyeloma9@gmail.com

The Audacity To Live...

I've been moving and shaking in the myeloma community, and it feels good! Anyone who has wandered onto my blog, know that I'm doing and feeling well... Sort of, as I did have walking pneumonia some weeks back. If it's not one thing it's another. I'll have my labs drawn and a follow-up in a few weeks and pray there won't be any hiccups in my remission stage. Well just to get you up to speed, I did a presentation at Mount Sinai Hospital on the Stain of Racial Disparities as it relates to Multiple Myeloma. I touched on the way of the few African American advocates with this disease; We're far and few between, yet cover this beast in higher incidences. Apparently, this conversation has opened up the door to more discussions such as this, and I'm happy to keep at it! I've been working on a fitness coaching/ trainer business and look forward to our website in a few months, or sooner. So I know exercise can be a sore subject for many, as who has

Still Kicking and Moving All Around

Hey Everyone, I'm doing well on this end. I'm currently in remission, and my follow-up next week will actually reconfirm that. We will also discuss the next steps. A lot has taken place this year and I'm just moving with the flow of things. I've been doing my share of writing via different formats online, so I'm excited about helping those also going through myeloma or any other blood-related cancer. I know this is still a harsh struggle for so many of my fellow MM's. I know in the past few months a few people I follow on social media have had a time with the prognosis of their disease, and one has recently passed away. When I hear stories like this it reminds me, that no matter remission this is still a blunt reality that never leaves you. I will always be on pins and needles, as so many of us living this new life. However, with that said I'm LIVING MY BEST LIFE  and doing what I want to do, with a great bunch of friends and family in my corner. Chec

New Year Survival Tips

The holidays can be joyous with plenty of cheer, but as we leave those festivities of 2017; you may continue to fester the continued reality of your multiple myeloma. The reminder that beginning or continuing your goals to beating this illness is still fresh and a part of your new year's resolution.  New Year Starter Survival Tips Family and Friend Time I know many embraced the time they have with loved ones for the holiday, but now more than ever you'll need that bond for 2018.  Having those who care for you no matter what life brings your way can settle your peace of mind. The elephant in the room is real - now it's time to beat this with those who you trust to hold your hand through the process.   Eating Resolutions Okay, the holidays are over and if you're lucky you've gained a few pounds. I say this as too often we can't stomach a lot due to the exhausting meds. Well now it's time to stay on a regimen that allows you to inta