This picture was taken at a benefit my duaghter put together after the first transplant. I’m the guy in the front, or of course. My famiy is around me
I was diagnosed with Stage 2 Muktiple Myeloma in March 0f 2016. Since that time I have had 2 stem cell transplants at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. I am currently recovering at home, and will be undergoing additnal chemotherapy for the next year.
During the transplants and after I developed side effects that were different than most. My right shoulder just decided to quit working after the first transplant (I am right handed), and I am learning to cope with that until we find out why. After the second transplant, I develoed bad neuropaty in both feet, and drop foot in both feet. I now can get around the house without any assistance except the braces in both shoes, and I can go outside with a cane. Stairs are still a challnge. My hair is just starting to come back in.
My goal for 2017 is to get my hair back, and my look back. Also, to get my shoulder and feet working properly so I can go back to work in the insurance industry. I have high hopes, and am not in any way discouraged or down-trodden. I have my trust in the Lord, and He will deliver me. And I have a golf date on June 11, 2018. My ultimate goal is to be there with my best friend of 60 years.
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