MyelomaTeacher's Journey with Multiple Myeloma

Patient: Multiple Myeloma

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: almost 9 years ago, Female, Age: 58

  1. 1
    almost 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    My induction therapy included the drugs Revlimid and the steroid dexamethasome.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  2. 2
    almost 5 years ago
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    stem cell transplant

    Procedure or Surgery

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  3. 3
    almost 5 years ago
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    Bone strengthening drugs

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I used Zometa as a bone strengthening bisphosphonate. I continue to use it but have spread out the treatment cycles.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  4. 4
    almost 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I used Thalidomide as consolidation therapy until I started to develop PN. So my therapy was switched to Velcade, Revlimid, Dex which I am still on. I started Cycle 27 on August 5, 2012

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  5. 5
    almost 5 years ago
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

    Side Effects

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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  6. 6
    almost 5 years ago
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    Bone fracture or break

    Side Effects

    I had several compression fractures prior to my diagnosis

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  7. 7
    almost 5 years ago
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    Bone thinning (osteoporosis)

    Side Effects

    I was diagnosed with oestiopenia prior to my diagnosis. The bone strengthening drugs have helped this tremendously

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  8. 8
    almost 5 years ago
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    Side Effects

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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  9. 9
    over 4 years ago
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    Whether or not to proceed with a Stem Cell Transplant

    Decision Point

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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  10. 10
    over 4 years ago
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    Decision Point

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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  11. 11
    over 4 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    I am now in a very good partial remission after 4 years of treatment!

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