I was diagnosed with cancer in a hospital emergency room one winter day in 2005. After a year of on-again, off-again pain in my ribs and back, I went there because the pain in my back was suddenly so intense I couldn't walk. A young resident at the hospital told me that what I'd thought was a slipped disc was actually a type of cancer. It was called multiple myeloma, and it was causing fractures in my ribs and spine.
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