Update from Procedure

I’m back in my room after having a tunnel central line placement for dialysis. It went well. I feel like I’m becoming less human and more cyborg with so many tubes sticking out of my body. But it went well. I still feel my crummy myself.

We will have bone marrow sample done here in the room in a couple of hours. Then tonight two hours of dialysis.

Things are happening fast. Soon after the bone marrow biopsy, the hematologist will set up a treatment plan for the multiple myleomna.

Denise is here with me. Ramsey was, but felt he had to run back to Anacortes to check on the dogs. That is probably a good break for him as well.

Keep us in your prayers.

We feel sad, but not scared. We have confidence in our doctors and in God’s mercy through this.


Published by J. Michael Jones

J. Michael Jones is married to Denise and is the father of five successful adult children, scattered around Washington state and Minnesota. He had a 38-year career as a physician associate, until he was forced into retirement by multiple myeloma in 2019. During his career, he waw a headache specialist at Mayo Clinic, and in the pacific northwest, and worked as a generalist in a variety of locations overseas, including Abu Dhabi, Oman, Cyprus, Egypt, Pakistan twice, Nepal, and Afghanistan's Khyber Pass. He has always loved to think and write, publishing seven books and countless journal articles. After retirement he has focused on his fiction writing including his coming book, The Stones of Yemen.

7 thoughts on “Update from Procedure

  1. Mike- I have always known you as someone who could handle challenges head on. You’ve got this. I have been praying for you, your family, and your health care team.


  2. Keep on keeping on Mike you definitely are not a quitter! Praying for direction, peace, comfort, and lots of prayers and support to surround you and family!!!!


  3. I stay up with you at night praying for my baby brother and family! We love you and will be with you every step of this as we fight this fight. Every minute of every day you are on our minds and in our hearts. As they say if Love could build a bridge Sandy and I have one from Florida to you hospital room already. Love you! Susan


  4. Sending you love and prayers. Ignore the tubes and lines; you are wonderful you and pretend they don’t exist. I know its easier said than done, but think of how you forget things when you see your beautiful family? Eat well when you feel you can, your body will be thankful for it. Hugs from your fan. Sarah


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