Below are the words I wrote right after Rob was diagnosed with multiple myeloma a little over two years ago. I wanted to keep them posted to remind us how far Rob has come, and to encourage other multiple myeloma patients in their fight to Keep Pounding! Rob is currently in remission, and we are so thankful!
We’ll continue to update this blog with the latest on multiple myeloma news, trials, and workshops for patients and families. I’m also working on re-organizing all of the information so it’s easier for newly diagnosed patients and families to find what you’re looking for. Finally, Rob will continue to post medical updates as he continues on maintenance chemotherapy to keep the multiple myeloma at bay.
Thank you for visiting!
From 2018, right after Rob was diagnosed with multiple myeloma:
The purpose of this blog is to share love, hope and support for Rob, the love of my life and my best friend. Not to mention the coolest dog dad ever to Dexter, our sweet but slightly crazy golden retriever.
Rob was diagnosed with aggressive, stage 3 multiple myeloma cancer. There are 3 stages with this type of cancer. This is while he continues to fight lupus, which he has for many years now. We had to stop all lupus treatments and medications, including his monthly lupus infusions, so we can focus on treating his cancer.
There are many unknowns right now, and I will post updates as they become available.
The “Keep Pounding Rob” title came from the inspiration of Sam Mills, former player and coach of the Carolina Panthers. This brave man was quoted as saying to his team “When I found out I had cancer, there were two things I could do: quit, or keep pounding. I’m a fighter. I keep pounding.”
Thank you for your love and support as we keep pounding!!