My First Love was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in July 2007.
At the time, he was given "maybe two years" to live.
We clung to that prognosis like a grim prophecy for a year, two years, three years... and now here we are more than seven years later.
Back at the beginning, I blogged his hospital updates religiously, month after month, chronicling the ups and downs of his illness, putting it all out there for anyone to read.
It made me feel better... but it didn't make him any better and in 2013 I decided that the time had come to give him his privacy. However, when the myeloma came back with a vengeance in 2014, and he was prescribed a new drug (Pomalidomide) I resumed blogging about his illness, in the hope that this would help others who might find it difficult to get information about Pom. FL agrees that this is the right thing to do.
There are other health blogs out there which offer help and hope to people with this illness. Seek them out - I know that I do!
I still hope to avoid this becoming a bit of a "misery memoir" because that's not who we are.
Carpe diem, and don't you forget it, FL!