It was also one of the worst days of my life, in that 10 years ago today on my wedding anniversary, I was informed I had Stage 3 mutliple myeloma with end stage renal failure. My daughter, who was an editor on the medical desk of the Wall Street Journal, researched myeloma and talked to some myeloma specialists. She found the average life expectancy of myeloma was published at just 3 years, but end stage dialysis depended kidney failure made it very high risk with an average life expectancy of just 3 MONTHS. I was treated by a myeloma specialist at both Mayo and UAMS. Today is also a happy day for my myeloma journey because I have been MRD (minimum residual disease) negative for two years, and I have lived beyond my prognosis by 9 years and 9 months.
So I hope and pray we all can beat the averages, and find the cure. And as always, may God Bless your myeloma journey/ Gary Petersen editor@myeloma survival.com
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