Tom Brokaw and Me

Reblogging (is that a word).

We’re not friends or family.  I’ve never met Tom Brokaw.  Yet, I know him well.  And I understand what he’s going through.

I know him only through his illness, multiple myeloma, which he has made public in the last several months in the media and his recently released book,  A Lucky Life Interrupted. Although I haven’t read it yet, I have a pretty good idea of what it entails. I have multiple myeloma too.

Fortunately, I became aware of my initial abnormality years ago.  Several oncologists, who specialize in myeloma, monitored my health closely.  Choosing a smart, family medicine doc or internist –  I’ll address that in another blog – has also made a huge difference in my health.  What’s more, I’ve had the opportunity to learn about cancer in depth as an oncology representative for a pharmaceutical company and later as a national oncology trainer.

You may be thinking that’s not the usual trajectory of a…

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