DocDeb's Journey with Multiple Myeloma

Patient: Multiple Myeloma

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 65

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    • DocDeb
    • Experience with Multiple Myeloma
    11 months ago
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    stem cell transplant

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had a text book perfect Stem Cell Transplant. It went much better than I anticipated. I would like to talk to others about the experience to help relieve some of their anxiety.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • DocDeb
    • Experience with Multiple Myeloma
    11 months ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I was given Velcade as treatment and told that the side effects would be minimal. They were not. I was sick 5 days out of 7. I was also given Dexamethasone and told that I would be sick and gain weight. I did not. I’d like to share and remind others thT everybody is different. There is no one size fits all.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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