drvnash's Journey with Multiple Myeloma

Survivor: Multiple Myeloma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 8 years ago, Female, Age: 67

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    • Experience with Multiple Myeloma
    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Thought my back went out on me...

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    • Experience with Multiple Myeloma
    about 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Implant slipped and surgery had to be repeated the second time they used concrete. Because of this it feels as though I have a backpack in my back full of heavy books. This is where I experience discomfort/pain.....I am presently attempting to see if exercise will assist in this going away...

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I was provided with a concoction devised by my physician and other physicians around the world and about three of them came up with it and it worked tremendously, they were astonished!

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    about 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Kaiser has a hotel in Los Angeles where I stayed during the radiation treatment, I had an apartment and the shuttles picked me up daily and took me there and brought me back. Kaiser staff were friendly, accomodating, tremendous, Christians, fabulous treatment!

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    about 5 years ago
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    Shortness of breath

    Side Effects

    Some possible damage to lungs from one of chemo drugs, caugjt in time, in remission, had the nausea briefly from chemo, chemo was pills so no hair loss, missed my family being away from home during radiation stay....other patients and their encouragement was terrific! Support from my church famiy was tremendous!

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    • Experience with Multiple Myeloma
    about 5 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    When doctor told me I was in remission I was shocked, so was he, numbers went from 2600+ to normal in few months! God is good, he said he could not believe it andhad never seen anything like it! His secretary, a Christian, laughed and said he probably thought he did it! LOL...

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    about 5 years ago
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    Home care

    Other Care

    My husband put job, social life, everything on hold to care for me and has been right there for me and my every need, I could not have done it without his support, help, love and encouragement!

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    Other Care

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