I was 56 years old when I was diagnosed and had worked for the past 40 years. I could count on one hand the number of workdays I had missed due to illness during all those years. Then I ended up with nine compression fractures in my spine and lost six inches of height and 50 pounds in two months.
This experience definitely makes you appreciate what you have. It gives you a glimpse into your own mortality, which is something that lots of people don’t take the time to consider. When you realize this could be all you get, it makes you think about it.
We are definitely grateful.”
Multiple myeloma survivor