In Chad's Words
Chad wanted to share his story. He tried to keep a journal, but wasn't always satisfied with what he wrote.
In October 2009, Chad was in bad shape. Less than a year after his second bone marrow transplant, his cancer was back. Then he caught the H1N1 flu and his cancer treatment had to be suspended. Right before Halloween, he was in and out of hospital, and told he was in congestive heart failure.
Inspired by meeting Eva Markvoort and reading her blog about living with Cystic Fibrosis, on October 30, 2009 Chad sat down and started his own blog. For the next month, he poured out everything he wanted people to know.
You can read Chad's original blog, Me, Myself, and Myeloma, at http://chadwarren604.blogspot.ca . It has also been copied to this website and appears under Chad's blog.
Chad also left two journals. He started the first one after he was diagnosed in 2001, and continued writing on and off until 2008. Excerpts are reprinted here and include some of his ideas about facing challenges and getting the most out of life.
I have a story to share. I’m not sure how it ends but maybe that’s not my part to tell. I’m a 34 year old man who has an amazing family and loving girlfriend. I own my own apartment with a small mortgage, by today’s standards. I drive a fancy sports car and have money in the bank. I’m a lucky guy in many ways and appreciate everything I have when able to enjoy it.