Warren's Journey with Multiple Myeloma

Patient: Multiple Myeloma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Male, Age: 79

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    • Warren
    • Experience with Multiple Myeloma
    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    PCP missed symptoms, consequently delayed treatment If anyone has a 'gut' feeling that the symptoms are not 'just back related', and you feel that after several x-rays, symptoms have increased and you are not being sent for an MRI (altho you have requested one) - Find another doctor or insist on going to a specialist.

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    • Warren
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    about 5 years ago
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    Other

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had MRI, cancer discovered, put in hospital next day. Blood work, bone marrow biopsy, spent three weeks in hospital, while receiving radiation treatments.

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Warren
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    about 5 years ago
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    Bone strengthening drugs

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    After radiation treatments in hospital, when released, went on high dose steroid and Revlimid.

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Warren
    • Experience with Multiple Myeloma
    about 5 years ago
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    Nausea/Vomiting

    Side Effects

    Had varied side effects, after taking 25 mg Revlimid daily for 5 days, I experienced extreme fatigue, nausea. Dr. reduced taking Revlimid to every other day which lowered symptoms 60 %. Will be consulting w/Dr about resuming Revlimid daily (or taking it at a lower dose).

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