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Does anyone else remember exactly when their old, regular, pre-myeloma life ended? I can still pinpoint the last moment of my old life. I think about it every Halloween.
It was the moment right before I pressed the “play” button on my answering machine on the afternoon of October 31, 2005. Until I pressed that button, I was a regular, healthy, 30-year-old stay-at-home mom to a five-month-old baby.
After I pressed it, I was a myeloma patient.
No symptoms. No warning. Just, “Poof!”
It was Halloween. My daughter and I had just returned home from a party. She was in her infant carrier, dressed in a little white gown and a brown flannel hat with “buns” on the side. She was Baby Princess Leia.
I needed to get Princess Leia a bottle and put her down for a nap, but the light was blinking on the machine, so I pressed the button. …Read the full story »
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