Mar 10, 2004 - 6:40 pm
Hi, I saw the site on an ad and considering I lost my grandfather to mm, I thought it would be nice to join the site. It has been about 8 years since my grandfather passed away and I know that it is hard for people not only to deal with, but even harder if you have it. If anyone wants to talk because they have a loved one going through it, I can help.
My grandfather started feeling bad and they took him to the hosital. After a few tests they concluded that he had been bitten by a tick and had Lime's disease. However when he came out to where I live, he was getting worse and they took him to the hospital here. That is where they discovered he had multiple myeloma. They gave him 6 weeks...he ended up living for 3 years. Our family was going through a difficult time then and I thank everyday he was able to be alive for all that time. He was able to see my aunt get pregnant with her first child, my mother with her second and other important events. It has been one of the hardest things for me to deal with, considering how close I was to my grandfather. I just wanted to let you all know that there is a way to get through this, even if at times it seems like you will never be able to. Again, I am here to talk if you need.