This is a hard time of year for me, in November 2003 I fractured my t10 . I didn’t know it then but I did. I had just bought an estate sale of life magazines right after thanksgiving . It was 40 boxes of life. Somehow I thought that was the beginning of my life with life magazines but really it lead to my diagnosis of multiple myeloma . The weekend after I moved all the boxes, I felt a twinge in my back
The next morning I got up out of bed and collapsed. It kept on.. I went to the doctor, but saw a nurse practitioner Instead, she said It was a sprain. Ha, I persevered and finally it must have started healing on its own. Except it was cancer that caused the fractured. But December is a hard month for me, because I remember the pain, and I couldn’t do much for the holidays . It was a sad depressing time but worst was still to come.
In the spring I finally wanted some physical therapy, and the X-rays showed a compression fracture. No one questioned why… So I did nothing…..
The following spring I decided to see a back doctor about kypoplasty , and I had an MRI , it was the worst day of my life.
The nurse said to come to his office at 5 pm on that Friday,, So then Barclay and I went and he was the worst doctor I’d ever had. He blurted out, you have bone cancer. I was shocked and even more shocked. My life crumbled into a heap.
What was he talking about.
So in the end after the second worst moment if my life , a bone biopsy, I which I thought what is this guy doing with a hammer pounding into my back…. I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma .
The rest is history, radiation for the plasmacytoma , chemo, stem cell transplant .
But it all started in November /December. Of 2003.
So that’s 9 years ago. But I know is been there way before that…