On March 13, 2017 the window to our lives was shattered by a disease called Multiple Myeloma. A form of blood cancer not talked about very often but is one of the most common types of cancer. Over 35 people get diagnosis with Multiple Myeloma Daily, my husband was one of them.
We have been married since 2011. This is the third marriage for both of us and although we’ve known each other since childhood we never once even thought of marriage until we came across each other’s paths many years later. This is the first time I can say I found the ying to my yang we have been a great team throughout our marriage.
As I have been fighting my own undiagnosed illness my husband has been my rock, supporter and biggest cheer leader. Never having been sick a day in his life we went in for a routine physical to find he had this incurable form of cancer. Needless to say I feel like the floor dropped out from under us. We both go through waves of anger, sadness, fear but the most important wave we’ve hit is the determination to work as a team to keep him healthy for as long as possible.
He has chosen not to disclose this information to anyone as of yet, that might change as we go through treatment and I have chosen to tell a small select group of friends what is happening. But I felt it important not only for myself but for others that I chronicle our journey through cancer.
I never thought it would effect us but here we are and and together we fight.