On December 19, 2019, my wife and I drove from from our home in Savannah, Georgia, to visit a friend in Atlanta who was having Pancreatic Cancer surgery that day. Prior to that, I was feeling fine. I walked and cycled every day and was completing the renovation on our home.
The next day, as we planned to return home, I developed a non-stop nose bleed in my right nostril. After several hours of trying to get it to stop, we went to the Emergency Room, where I was tested and told I needed to be admitted for further tests. Two days later, a bone marrow biopsy revealed my my Multiple Myeloma.
To say we were stunned, is putting it mildly.
After several rounds of Chemo, my providers and I decided that a Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (HCT) Transplant was my best course of action. I had the transplant on Monday, March 30, 2020, and am now recovering at Emory University Hospital's Winship Cancer Institute. My doctors say I am progressing exceedingly well.
l'm blessed to have have extraordinary family and community moral and spiritual support. However, needless to say, especially in light of the COVID19 Pandemic and economic downturn--my wife was laid-off yesterday--we do need any kind of financial and material support we can get.