#74. Up Yours 2020!


I was thinking of writing a timely, thoughtful blog post for my last one of the year, then the pain around my jaw went a long way to discouraging that. Yes, I feel that there is something quite wrong with my jaw, a wrongness likely associated with myeloma.

I went to see my dentist a while before Christmas because I thought the pain in my jaw and the increasing numbness there was tooth related, but it turned out on closer inspection by a specialist that the lesion there is probably myeloma related. Such a ducky way of ending 2020.

Interesting! This is my seventy-fourth post on my experience with myeloma and it turns out that Monday is my seventy-fourth birthday. Coincidence? Of course. There’s no way I could engineer my life that closely.

I suppose I’m happy that I made it to my seventy-fourth birthday although with everything that’s going on these days, it’s hard for me to get too celebratory around my birthday.

Frankly, I’m much more concerned with what happens on January 5th, the day after my birthday. That’s when I get my blood tested for the presence of myeloma protein and other noxious nasties whose only goal in life is to kill me. I was found to be in remission when my blood was last tested three months ago. Now, we go at it again. We wait and see what the verdict is. I must say that this is getting somewhat irksome.

Oh well. So far this post has been about me and my problems. No sociology and no profundity. Just a little whining and sadness. I think I’ve earned it. But it does stop here.

BTW…I hope for your sakes that 2021 is at least twice as good as 2020.

7 thoughts on “#74. Up Yours 2020!

    1. Thank you, Milesova. We appreciate your sentiments! So sorry it’s taken so long to get back to you. I’m working hard at getting my cognition back up to speed. It’s been a struggle.

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  1. THANK SO MUCH WITH YOUR SHARING OF YOUR LIFE WITH MYELOMA. WISH MORE CANCER PATIENTS WERE ABLE TO READ YOUR JOURNEY. HAPPY NEW YEAR AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

    On Thu, 31 Dec 2020 at 20:00, Roger Albert – Always a Sociologist: Now Living With Myeloma wrote:

    > Roger JG Albert posted: ” I was thinking of writing a timely, thoughtful > blog post for my last one of the year, then the pain around my jaw went a > long way to discouraging that. Yes, I feel that there is something quite > wrong with my jaw, a wrongness likely associated with myelom” >

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    1. Truth be told, Brian, it’s getting harder and harder to share my life on this blog. I’m finding my well running dry. Maybe things will pick up. I’m sure hoping they do. I think about Denise a lot this time of year. She and I spent a lot of crazy times together.
      Take care, Brian.

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  2. Aye Matey! At least twice as good! All my best wishes Roger. Love your blogs!

    On Thu., Dec. 31, 2020, 6:00 p.m. Roger Albert – Always a Sociologist: Now Living With Myeloma, wrote:

    > Roger JG Albert posted: ” I was thinking of writing a timely, thoughtful > blog post for my last one of the year, then the pain around my jaw went a > long way to discouraging that. Yes, I feel that there is something quite > wrong with my jaw, a wrongness likely associated with myelom” >

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