The Man in the Arena: Surviving Multiple Myeloma Since 1992 (Paperback)
James Bond's survival of multiple myeloma since 1992 is an amazing story of tenacity, hard work and good fortune. In this book Jim shares his and his caregiver wife's, Kathleen, approaches and experiences and difficulties.
This book provides two acronyms Jim developed that summarize their approaches to surviving a deadly, incurable blood cancer.
Multiple myeloma's average survival is about 5 years. There is no cure, yet. Jim primarily is treated in Cleveland at University Hospital's Seidman Cancer Center and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, with second opinions from Mayo Clinic and Mass. General doctors specializing in multiple myeloma.
They continue to share their story, which they have done in over 30 US states, Washing DC at the National Academy of Science, and in Canada, Spain and Japan. They welcome opportunities to help other multiple myeloma patients and caregivers by sharing their experiences.
They do not give medical or drug advice in their talks nor in this book.
They live in greater Cleveland, Ohio and enjoy their 2 grown boys, their wives, and 3 grandchildren.
Searching Jim's name and multiple myeloma provides much of their story and contact information.