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Dec. 06 2021

It’s good to be back

By Mark Malinowski | Posted in Host Blogs, WBJC News | Comments Off on It’s good to be back

First of all, thanks to everyone for all the emails, card, phone calls and well wishes during my extended abscence.  there is no way I can answer all of them individually, so I hope this entry in my blog will suffice.  Your concern was heart warming and went a long way in my my ability to get back on the air.

To make a very long story short, it started in late October with a sharp pain in my left side.  A visit to the doctor showed that i had Constrchondritis, which is an inflammation of the muscles surrounding the rib cage.  I also had pneumonia.  Again.  After a few days, I had to go to the emergency room for shortness of breath.  After many blood draws, X-rays, CT Scans, it was determined that I had Multiple Myeloma, a type of blood cancer that apparently causes calcium to leech out of the bones.  as a result of that, I ended up with compression fractures in two of my lower vertebra (L2 and L4).   I wasn’t good for much for quite a while, and my fabulous wife and son took excellent care of me.  Fortunately, it was caught in time, and is very treatable, and I now go weekly for treatments.  I’m assuming that the treatments are making a difference, because my lower back is much better, and I am able to drive and walk unaided.  I feel very good about things, and feel that I am getting better every day.  I can’t thank Jonathan and Kati enough for taking on my shift during my absence, and, once again, for all your thoughts and prayers. It’s good to be back.



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Mark is WBJC's morning host. His full bio can be read here.

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