Ramblings: Colin Powell, an Observation from a Fellow MM Patient

We lost a great American hero today, Colin Powell. A man with a good heart. Yes, I believe that he made one big mistake when he spoke for the Bush (George W) administration in its asinine decision to invade Iraq, but I believe he did this out of his ideals of loyalty to the presidentContinue reading “Ramblings: Colin Powell, an Observation from a Fellow MM Patient”

A Little More Cancer Humor, and I’m Done (for a while)

Starbucks Guy: Hi, how’s your day going so far? Lady (teary): Just found out I have an inoperable brain tumor and I’m in shock . . . I’ll take a latte while I try to quieten my nerves to drive home. Starbucks Guy (now teary): Sorry, but I just have to go off script toContinue reading “A Little More Cancer Humor, and I’m Done (for a while)”

Searching for Significance: Observations From the Film, Eight Grade

There is always an impetus, a moment of inspiration, that leads to thoughts and expressed in my writing here. This time, my son Ramsey and his girlfriend, Kate, were visiting and they choose the movie, Eight Grade, for our Saturday night movie night. I wasn’t excited by the choice based on the fact I hadContinue reading “Searching for Significance: Observations From the Film, Eight Grade”

Health Update 9/14/21-Follow Up

My PET scan is complete. The results show five small bony lytic lesions BUT those are typical for active Multiple Myeloma, even MM in remission. The thing we were worried about, pain in my right ribs (small area) x 4 months, did not show cancer-related findings. That pain came on after spending several hours perContinue reading “Health Update 9/14/21-Follow Up”