Hi! I’m Jet, originally from Liverpool, now living near Nottingham, UK. On Fri 4 Feb 2011, at the age of 49, I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells in the bone marrow. It is fairly rare, especially in women my age. More often it affects older men. At present it is deemed incurable, but treatable.
I am lucky that Nottingham City Hospital is one of the UK’s centres of excellence in Haematology and in treating myeloma. For a brief overview of my medical journey, please take a look at the Catch-up: Potted History. I am now 52 and currently in remission.
I chose to keep a web-based journal to record my experiences of living with myeloma. I write about the medical, practical, physical, emotional, philosophical and creative aspects of my experience. It is mostly for my own benefit, but I hope it will also be of interest/helpful to others – friends, family or other people living with cancer.
Of course, I am more than just a myeloma patient and other aspects of my personality and my life crop up in my writing, but the main focus is on how I am living with myeloma.