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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Calabrating my 11th year surviving Stage 3 Multiple Myeloma

Hello readers

This is a short post. I am posting today because tomorrow I will not have an Internet connection for a while.

Just wanted to share with you that Friday the 13 I celebrated my 11th year Surviving Stage 3 Multiple Myeloma.

2014 so far has been somewhat of a challenge but I made it!

Thank you everyone for your support!

Keep Fighting

Yvon

12 comments:

Lori said...

Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Hello Yvon,

You have not posted for a long time.
How are you feeling after your transplant? are you on any medication? any maintenance?
Keep well and all the best.

A.A.

Yvon Papillon said...

Hi A.A., doing great, still in remission no meds, just enjoying Life, will post on my 10th anniversary in 3 weeks.

Yvon

Anonymous said...

That's great news! looking forward to reading your blog,
Happy 10 year Anniversary!!!
AA

Yvon Papillon said...

Thank you very much!

Yvon

Dennis Palmquist said...

Yvon, I tried 2 stem cell transplants one I completed using my own stem cells in 2004 getting rid of 98% but Dr O'Shaughnessy wanted to try the second one and at the time no one had at done so but my Insurance company agreed so away we went but I was not able to finish it because one of my disc # T8 blew out sending shards into my spinal cord eventually causing paralysis from waist down but yet it's 2014 and I'm still around watching my two grandkids run and play. Dr KALTER told usI was in the advanced stages but just last year he told me I was the luckiest man around plus the toughest also. Well good luck and keep up a strong attitude.

Dennis Palmquist

Yvon Papillon said...

Great to read this,my MM just woke up again but very low numbers. Keep Fighting and thanks for posting this!

Yvon

Sandy said...

I am hoping Yvon that your team is getting that beastie back under control again... you have been an inspiration to many!

Yvon Papillon said...

Thank you Sandy Very sweet of you. 11 years this friday!!

Joan @burymyeloma said...

Great to hear that you have had 11 years since diagnosis. I was diagnosed in 2006 and had a stem cell transplant 7 years ago. Although the myeloma caused my kidneys to fail I have been on dialysis for 6 years and have been in remission from the myeloma for 7 years.

I think it is important to share the good stories with myeloma as treatments are getting better all the time. Let's hope your second transplant lasts a really long time.

Sandy said...

So glad you are doing so well; it encourages others to know it is possible.

Yvon Papillon said...

Thank you Sandy