About This Blog

This is who I am. I am a future survivor of Multiple Myeloma. I was diagnosed in November of 2012 and it was confirmed today December 1, 2012. I begin my journey to beat this shit back Monday. I am strong. I am confident. I am able.

…and I have the best support system in the world. Friends, family and loved ones – together we are #bradstrong.

This is NOT a blog about blood counts and bone lesions. This IS a blog about who I am what I APPRECIATE most and how FORTUNATE I am to be surrounded by those who care so much. These are my feelings. I am intensely private so my feelings don’t come out easily. I hope to use this venue to allow those who LOVE me and SUPPORT me to understand my appreciation and undying GRATITUDE for that LOVE and SUPPORT.

This blog is about finding ONE SILVER LINING each and every day.

 

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20 responses to “About This Blog

  1. Brad,

    Craig told me about your diagnosis yesterday. You’re in our thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery. In short, we know you will beat this shit back. Stay strong. Best, Ben (Berman)

  2. Hi Brad…you know that you and the family are very special to me…you always receive me in with so much love, almost feel like i am family 🙂
    Thank you for that !!!
    Now…I will pray to our God for comfort and strength, for you and the family, please stay strong, “BRADSTRONG” with all of us Praying…surely God will listen….my church and i are in prayer ….we believe in miracles….we will P.U.S.H…(Pray Until Something Happens.)
    xoxox..Connie Da Silva

  3. Hey Brad – just heard about all this from Laurie. Rene and I are rooting for you. The blog is a good idea, both therapeutic and informative, and we’ll keep up.
    I’ll contact all my oncology friends for any additional medical info. We plan on your winning this.

    Lou and Rene K

  4. Brad, Artie just told me. We will keep you in our prayers everyday. We know you will beat this!!!! Brad doesn’t lose!! Remember you have a great big cheering section over her ((((((BIGGGGG HUGGGSSSSS)))))

  5. Andi just told me about this diagnosis. As a survivor of Blood Cancer I am sending Lots of energy to one of the Strongest guys we know. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Keep up the positive thoughts. You an beat this.
    Nadine and Dean S.

  6. Hi Brad,
    I saw Andrea recently and she told me about your diagnosis and this blog. I just wanted to say hi and tell you that I’m thinking of you and knowing that you can beat this!! I love to see your pictures and posts on FB – stay strong, stay positive and best of luck to you!!!!
    Lots of love,
    Riva

  7. Hi Brad, I have talking with Mom and she keeps me updated. We were just in Israel and I put a prayer for you in the wall. I know how difficult this is..actually I don’t, but I guess staying strong for your family will keep you strong. I saw the pictures and you have a beautiful family.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    love, Penny Silvermanp

  8. Hi Brad, I just read about you on Phil Brabbs’s blog. I was diagnosed in August, 2011 at age 49. I live in Haddonfield, NJ and have a wife and two kids. I like your fighting spirit and that is how I live my life too. I was accepted into a special clinical trial at the NIH in Bethesda, MD using CRD (carfilzomib/rev/dex). I am now on the maintenance part of it and doing well. I tolerated the treatment well and still work and am active. if you ever want to talk, please email me. Regards. Terry

  9. Marty Friedman says:
    Brad. Robert sent me your blog and I read what is on it so far. We certainly want to support you and give you whatever we can to encourage you because you are a great guy, almost a relative, and a friend. Just for the record I just finishe writing my autobiography so that my children and grandchildren will know my story, when they are ready to hear it. It reminds me of all the struggles that I went through and beat, and how I luckily won my battles. Keep fighting.

  10. Brad, Although we have know about this and have kept an update through Mom, we are now following your blog. You have a truly amazing spirit in the face of such a difficult diagnosis. Your blog is so encouraging, your family so beautiful and your friends so caring. We know and hope you can draw strength from all of this wonderful support .. We will continue to follow your blog and look forward to 100% remission!!!!! We send our love, hugs and prayers to you and your great family. Much love, Joni and Jeffrey Kuhn

  11. When you told me about this the other day I did not know what to think or how to react. I must admit however that I was honored when you invited me to be part of this blog. You are a very strong person Brad with a great deal going for you and much to live for. Always look at you family and draw on the strength from that to fight no matter what. I will continue to follow this blog. Much luck to you Brad. If anyone can beat this, it is YOU!

  12. Hi Brad, I love your tag line, that it’s a great day to fight cancer! My dad is also fighting myeloma and I race IRONMAN triathlons to raise awareness for multiple myeloma…and to show my dad that I was indeed listening to all the lessons on dedication and perseverance that he taught me when I was growing up. As crazy as it sounds, his diagnosis has been a blessing, as I’ve spent that last 10 years reflecting on and communicating to my father the influence he has had on my life. More on that: http://chitoandkgo.com/2013/06/27/rules-for-dads-and-daughters/ Wishing you the best in your fight. I’ll be following you! –Kendra (Kgo)

  13. Brad-loved seeing Helene, and meeting you and your beautiful family. I am praying for you guys and really looking forward to reading more of your inspiring words. Hope all okay on the plane and that you get home soon!! Wishing all of you a happy and HEALTHY new year. Jamie

  14. I finally found out how to respond to a blog. Some would say that is tough for an old timer like me, but I say that I just needed someone to guide me. Right now I am with my computer consultant, so I will be back to you after my current session this morning.
    Not inspiring. But truthful. Marty

  15. Brad.
    You are a strong guy. Certainly bigger and stronger than I ever was.
    Stay that way. Corrine and I are very proud of you and how you are showing how to lead and not just follow. That’s your personality. It shows what you are made of. In life there are no guarantees, so for me at 84 I am not guaranteed 85 or 90 or whatever, and neither is anyone. And I am not anxious to leave the game that I very much enjoy either.
    Stay strong in mind, and the leader in fighting this disease. You can then write your motivational book that will be the standard to inspire everyone. Marty & Corrine

  16. Brad,
    Somehow I just got wind of your brave struggle. I am speechless! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You are the man! Stay strong. Hugs, Erica

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