Phil - Lymphoma Survivor
Phil is known for having the time of his life making music or dancing, so when he was diagnosed with Waldenström macroglobulinemia four years ago, after a routine physical revealed he had a high protein count, he knew that he had to not worry and keep dancing. It's worked so far, after one treatment with Rituxan, and aside from feeling fatigued he's been well for more than three years. He says, "While I'm trying to live life as it is, I do continue to watch it and get blood tests every three months."
"Having the time of his life."
Although he is feeling better these days, he's still made it a point to join a local Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia group so that he can connect with others going through a similar experience. Phil's philosophy in life has been to not worry about things he can't change or predict, and he tries to convey this to the patients he encounters. Watch out because you might see him one of these days at an LLS event impersonating Elvis, playing classical guitar or teaching others a thing or two about dancing their way through life.