Numbers. My life is consumed in Myeloma numbers. Numerical blood statistics. Numbers representing my health status and prognosis. Numbers determining how immune compromised I am. Numbers measuring whether I'm winning or Myeloma is...
Since diagnosis I've had to become ultra focused on my medical numbers, never wanting to be ignorant of my cancer status details. So I've learned more about what my myeloma numbers mean related to my body bio-chemistry, bio-physiology, then I ever thought my little brain could comprehend!
But I also see amazing (positive) numerical patterns EVERYWHERE in my life, unrelated to cancer. My mind and eyes gravitate to numbers now in a way I never did before. And I seem to have weird-amazing connected numerical patterns in my life, everywhere!
12-13-14 is a pretty remarkable number pattern, and I'm glad to have lived this historical 12-13-14! Originally, my plan was to post tomorrow, 12-14-14, as December 14 represents an all too important anniversary date: my First Hematology appointment. 12-14-09 began my Myeloma diagnosis journey, 5 years ago. #5 has become pretty symbolic in my life this year, and I look forward more important #5 dates coming up in (of course!) ... 2015!
That FIRST unreal, unnerving appointment, 12-14-09 is of course, permanently etched in my mind... my life turned upside down like none other... well... except for my FIRST Bone Marrow Biopsy 12-18-09 and the BIGGEST of the BIG dates, 12-30-09, my official Myeloma diagnosis day.
But all is moving forward (thanks to continuing Rev and Dex treatments), and I am absolutely thrilled to still be here on this beautiful earth, living life the best I can, 5 years later at 55. These 5 years have been a gift, and I'm hoping for another 5 years.
***AND OF COURSE... WHEN I LOGGED OFF... MY BLOG PAGEVIEW STATS SAID... CAN YOU GUESS??? YES INDEED!!! ... 55,555 !!! Just can't make this stuff up... here's the "proof"!
Live happy, live well, and make a difference somewhere, somehow, with someone or something as often as you can!
Julie! just getting caught up on a few mm blogs. It has been awhile since I immersed myself back into the mm world. I guess that is a good thing. I don't know if you remember me but I have been keeping track of you!ReplyDelete
It has been six years since I was diagnosed. Went through two transplants back in 2009 and several years of treatment after that.
I am sorry to hear you are back in treatment, but happy that you have made it to five years! Boy does our prospectives, priorities, and attitudes change over those five years!
Happy Late Birthday to you. I just turned 50 this fall, and proud of it! Birthdays take on a whole new meaning when it takes so much to get to these milestones.
I am impressed that you are still able to work through your ongoing treatments. I gave up my teaching job several years ago. Way too many germs!! But I know that keeping busy living life keeps us from dwelling on how much or little we may have left of it :)
I hope you are able to get as much out of your life and dreams as possible. We don't have any horses right now, but I have a pasture and a barn with a beautiful mountain in the background that I wish I could share with you.
Have a Merry Christmas and enjoy every little thing of life!
Kris!!!!! O my goodness I AM SO VERY VERY VERY HAPPY TO HEAR FROM YOU!!! You were one of the first blogs of support I found back in 2009/2010 and I have been very worried that you haven't posted in years! If you look at my blog list below, there you are, and I never wanted to remove your link, even though you hadn't posted for quite some time! Seriously! I am sooooooo very happy to hear from you and I would love to be able to correspond with you, and find out how you are doing and how your beautiful family is! Thank goodness you/we are winning over Myeloma!!! And again Kris, I am just TRILLED you stopped by and let me know you are ok! Happy #5 Birthday to you, and congrats on winning all the years you have!!! love and hugs, Julie :)Delete
Love you Julie! I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a blessed, happy and HEALTHY 2015!ReplyDelete
Leslie C. xoxo
Hi beautiful friend Leslie! Thank you so much for being such a loyal blog follower and checking in as you do! Looking forward to seeing more of you in 2015! Have a very merry Christmas and the best for 2015! love and hugs, Julie :)Delete
Hi Julie!! It's been too long since I've caught up on your blog so tonight is the night. You are a true inspiration for sure! I have a note on my calendar to get in touch with you in January so we can have a "date." I'm looking forward to seeing you.ReplyDelete
Hi Gay! Happy New Year! yes for sure let's get together for a chat date! Thanks for appreciating my ramblings and seeing inspiration in my silliness. You're the best, and I will see you very soon! love and hugs, Julie :)Delete
Julie, I just wanted to wish you a Happy New Year! Here's to another year of fighting myeloma, and hopefully a successful one! Thanks for sharing your trials and tribulations with us!ReplyDelete
Hi Sheri! Thanks for checking in and appreciating what I share. I write spontaneously and never know what impact I have, so I sure appreciate your comment! Happy New Year to you and yours and hoping for the best for you too in 2015! xoxo JulieDelete
Here's to the power of "5", and your keen awareness of special numbers! May 2015 be a great year for you where things settle down a bit and you can enjoy some normalcy!ReplyDelete
Thank you Linda for checking in and let me know how EZ is doing and what mg of Rev he is on. I am so glad he is doing so well, and all of your beautiful family is having so many wonderful moments in your lives! And thanks for appreciating my silly 5 references :)Delete