"Since 2015, my lifestyle and health have continued to both change and improve."
It started with a minor fall in my backyard in the spring of 2006.
"Once you choose HOPE, anything is possible!"
For me, regular moderate exercise is the elixir that keeps my WM and MDS in the background and greatly improves my quality of life.
COVID-19 in the House: A Story of Hope
Moving from preparing my will to growing hazelnut trees.
Jennifer Hoegerman’s life is, by every measure, an active one filled with parental and professional commitments, volunteerism of a challenging sort, an enthusiasm for the outdoor life whether sailing, canoeing, or riding her beloved Arabian horses, and a love of nature. Jennifer is also a nineteen-year survivor of Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia. A “younger WMer,” Jennifer was diagnosed when her children were young and before the era of Rituxan, a time when the strategy of watch and wait was not an option so frequently followed as it is today.
I will never forget the phone call that changed our lives. It was in the Fall of 1998 when my sister and I received a call from my mother. She was extremely upset. Our father had just received a call from his doctor who reported his lab work showed a very low hematocrit value of 17. The doctor advised my father to report to the hospital right away.