I want to thank all who sent such friendly and kind messages to me when Colleen introduced me to your Mentor group. As she said, my formal participation is on hold while I take care of the part of me that wears a patient hat. I have a wealth of God stories that have been prominent in my life since my Multiple Myeloma diagnosis at Mayo Clinic in 2004. It was June 2016 when my treatment started and has continued to be done with the coordination of my doctors at Mayo and at home. I appreciated finding Connect, and occasionally became involved conversation. At this point I am awaiting test results, will have another carpal tunnel surgery (easy for me), and continue all activities as possible. I am blessed in that I have never had a moment of fear, my husband (of 56 years) and I share the same reality about my life, and my faith has not been shaken. Pain and fatigue are the two inconveniences that need managed, but we do that. I look forward to getting past this current phase and focusing less on me! We have a beautiful time of year to celebrate life and all our blessings. I wish you all Joy of this Christmas Season, and time with those you call family. Know that I look forward to having opportunity to know you in the coming year.