Rhonda0403's Journey with Multiple Myeloma

Patient: Multiple Myeloma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 7 years ago, Female, Age: 52

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had a tumor on my spine and had part of my vertebrae removed. Daily pain 2 years later. Then, My arm was sore for a while and I started to lose use of it slowly until one day while I was brushing my teeth, getting ready for work and my arm popped. I got to work and told my boss my arm hurt, he said when I pick up lunch, I should get a sling from CVS. So I get a sling and pick up lunch and back at work I was trying to pick up the sodas when I had overwhelming pain in my back and yelled for help. I drive home and have my brother take me to ER, where they found my arm broken from a tumor. They had to put a rod in my arm. I have back and shoulder pain.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    To have a stem cell transplant, auto. or not.

    Decision Point

    At the Sarah Cannon Institute in Nashville, TN. And TN Oncology.

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  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    Bone strengthening drugs

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Zolmeda to stop bone deterioration.

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

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Revlimid for maintenance.

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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  5. 5
    over 4 years ago
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    velcade, thalidomide and dexemethosone

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Twice a week visits to the doctor for infusion.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  6. 6
    over 4 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    Bard Port. Also had a tri port temporarily during the stem cell transplant.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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