How My Partner's Illness Has Changed Me

Having a loved one with a serious long-term illness has changed me. I walk in the shoes of my man, who is suffering from Multiple Myeloma, a cancer that is treatable, but not curable at this point. Sometimes I sense his fear and can feel his insecurity when he rests his leg against mine in bed at night. Sometimes I feel his resolution to continue on and get treated despite his pain, work full time so he has health insurance and spend time with his young granddaughter while he can....more

Multiple Myeloma Hangover

Ugh. Wine hangovers are the worst. Fermented grapes dry the insides out terribly. When I woke up this morning with cotton mouth and a slamming headache, I knew I was in for it.But here I am, sitting alone in my shop and thinking about my partner who is going through chemo treatments for multiple myeloma, which settled in his skull, making it not only a more rare form of cancer, but even more rare due to where it originated.  So he suffers unwillingly with rashes and nausea and joint aches and the anxiety of not knowing how he is going to react to the next round of medicine....more