On April 13, 2016, I went out to play my first round of golf for the year with the three other members of our foursome. Taking a swing on the first tee with my driver, before I hit the ball (or the ground), MY ARM BROKE. It was later in the day that I got the news that I had Multiple Myeloma. Surgery placed an 11-inch rod in my arm between my elbow and my shoulder. I wasn’t able to play golf the rest of that year, but I have played every year since then.
The 5 1/2 years since I was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma have literally flown by for both me and my wife. I think the main reason for this is we have both been focused on doing everything to beat this disease while keeping a positive attitude about the things we are able to enjoy while doing everything possible to capture and eliminate the cancer. A positive attitude is, I believe, the best medicine in the world.
I will never forget the day two years ago when my oncologist announced “You’re in remission!!” Just do all the things your physicians tell you to do and keep a Positive Mental Attitude about your life and you will also someday be thrilled to hear “Congratulations!! You’re in Remission!!
about the author
Lora is an Editorial Contributor for the Myeloma Crowd and proud mom of 6 kids and 5 grandkids. In addition to supporting myeloma patients, she loves creating fun parties and activities for her grandkids to enjoy.