lansford_cub's Journey with Multiple Myeloma

Patient: Multiple Myeloma

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: over 8 years ago, Male, Age: 56

  1. 1
    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

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  2. 2
    about 5 years ago
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    chemo and stem cell transplant

    Decision Point

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  3. 3
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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  4. 4
    about 5 years ago
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    Hospitalization

    Other Care

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  5. 5
    about 5 years ago
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    Allergic reaction

    Side Effects

    reaction to contrast dye

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  6. 6
    about 5 years ago
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    Bone strengthening drugs

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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  7. 7
    about 5 years ago
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

    Side Effects

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  8. 8
    about 5 years ago
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    stem cell transplant

    Procedure or Surgery

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    Went as Expected: Not Specified
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  9. 9
    about 5 years ago
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    Cancer is shrinking

    Celebration

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  10. 10
    over 4 years ago
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    Other Care

    Three years post transplant came and went with little or no change after that. Sometimes waiting for the other shoe to drop. But for now all is good! Each Dr visit is a little scary.

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  11. 11
    over 4 years ago
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    Injured on fall

    Oh No

    It has been about 5 years since I was diagnosed with Myeloma. One of the very first treatments I started was zoledronic acid (Zometa). The myeloma had presented it self as crushed vertebrae and sore ribs. That was five years ago and countless infusions of zometa, and thankfully I stuck with it. I was putting drywall on my garage ceiling last weekend with my 80 year old Dad and 19 year old son when I fell of the ladder from 6'. I landed very hard on my right hip and shoulder. All I could think about during the five minute plunge was broken hip, cracked pelvis and crushed shoulder. It did seem like five minutes! Much to my relief I walked away (walked may be an over statement - hobbled) with pulled muscles in my groin and hamstring. No broken bones after falling 6' onto a concrete floor! The regular infusions must have paid off! I did learn that myeloma patients do not bounce very well! One week later I am almost as good as new and ready to start umpiring girls high school and college fastpitch again!

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