It was a very strange time while I waited for a donor. For some reason, I was never worried that a donor may never be found. I knew I had at least three months of taking each day and living them to their fullest. I developed an enormous appetite from the steroids and I looked forward to every meal. I also began playing golf almost daily. I would drive my girlfriend to work every morning at 7am and that’s when my day began. I would clean the house then find someone to go to brunch with. Then I would either golf or go on long motorcycle rides. I continued working out, using much lighter weights and going at a pace that I felt my body could handle.
Waiting for a Donor
Chad wrote in two journals over the years. Some passages set goals or track his medical progress, others reflect back and tell the story of his diagnosis and the struggle of living with multiple myeloma. Throughout, there are his thoughts on how to get the most out of life, no matter what.