I'm 43 years old, (was 39 when life went somewhat awry) with no history of illness, Ironman finisher who has been diagnosed with myeloma. Did not see this coming. This blog summarises my journey from unexpected diagnosis through the treatment path. My aim is to use myeloma as a catalyst for living a better, more fulfilling life and documenting the changes I am making in all aspects of my family and work commitments.

40 is the new 14!!


Not much to say apart from YEAHHHHSSSSSSAAAA!!!!

Latest Paraprotein is down from 25 to 14.

3 months ago I didn’t think we’d get anywhere close to single digits so with 2 more months of this chemo, I am hoping to get as close to zero as possible and in good shape for stem cell.

Thanks to everyone for the continued support and for registering for  stem cell donation.

I’m back at the Christie on the 9th Feb to find out about whether a donor has been found and the timeframe for operations. Todays news can only expedite the process and get the worst part of 2018 kicked off.

Then, its all about recovery and the hope of a long lasting remission.

I’ll write a more thorough update after the Christie visit unless something substantial occurs in the meantime, but for now, not much more to say.

The numbers speak volumes:

  • 2018
  • 40  years old
  • 74 to 14

I refuse to get carried away but 2017 has been well and truly kicked into the history books.







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  1. Alun Davies 26th January 2018

    Fuck yeah! Good ass-kicking, man! Keep it up!

  2. Brenda Shipton 26th January 2018

    How fantastic is that Pete. Well done too you and above all thanks too the treatment and the specialists helping you too achieve this. Here’s too a much brighter and better year in 2018. Thinking of you and your family now and always. Take care. xx

  3. Maggie 27th January 2018

    GO, Pete! Well done, fabulous news! Xxx

  4. JIM & SHEILA 27th January 2018

    Hi Pete,
    Really excellent news – a huge step in the right direction……
    Love and best wishes.
    The Smarties.

  5. Cliff 27th January 2018

    Excellent news Peter. That’s the best approach, 2017, been there done that. 2018 is rebuild. Keeping my friend.


  6. Gini 3rd February 2018

    Such fantastic news Pete! I hope the rest of 2018 shows as great an improvement. Lots of love and hugs from afar.

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