Friday, June 15, 2012

Happy Birthday to me...

I don't have too much to report, but I turn 44 today, which is now officially over the lower limit of the 3-5 year life that I was told by at least one doctor I could expect when I was diagnosed at the age of 40.

I'm pleased he was wrong.

Time -- and the next MRI -- will tell where I am in terms of being pronounced "cured" and whether or not I can discontinue therapy.  But so far, so good.

My finger is still messed up but healing, albeit slowly.  I now wear a simple band aid covering what is left of the wound.

I'm watching a rather dreary webcast of some recent Myeloma research that, as many Myeloma discussions do, treats recurrence as inevitable.  I'm pleased my doctor doesn't subscribe to this point of view.

Life is good.  I'll be glad when I can get off these meds, and I can rebuild some muscle and lose a bit of weight and get some energy back.  But life is good indeed.

I hope you all have great weekends!


  1. Happy Birthday, baby! Glad life is good for you!!!!

  2. Happy Birthday from Parker, Carson and your adoring wife. We love you and are so glad that you have not only made it past your "life expectancy," but that you live each day happily and to the fullest. We have a wonderful life together and our family is blessed! Happy Birthday my true love.

  3. Happy Birthday and intending this is one of many to come and that they are all healthy, for the highest and best good of all concerned!

  4. Oh I missed your birthday Nick !!- I am sure it was a good one - still i wish you a very Happy Belated Birthday and many more to come. Stay well nice man.

  5. Hi Nick,
    I am writing from CureTalk ( a medical research blog. We will be following myeloma in June and for our patient platform, we are conducting interviews of myeloma survivors with the aim of increasing awareness of myeloma and sharing...

    If you are interested, do mail me -

    thx, Priya

  6. Haven't checked-in in awhile. Belated Happy Birthday, Nick. I hope the next 44 are fantastic! Sean