Evelyn's Journey with Multiple Myeloma

Patient: Multiple Myeloma

Patient Info: Diagnosed: about 6 years ago, Female, Age: 77

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    • Evelyn
    • Experience with Multiple Myeloma
    about 4 years ago
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    Oh No

    I went to my primary physician for a 6 mo blood test (I take cholesterol medicine), and he discovered I was very anemic. After futher tests, I was referred to a local hematologist/oncologist who gave me the multiple myelome diagnosis. I opted to go to MD Anderson in Houston, TX for a second opinion. They still follow me, and I go every 3 months. I am followed by a local oncologist.

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    • Evelyn
    • Experience with Multiple Myeloma
    about 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I have some residual neuropathy in my big toes, mainly.

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Evelyn
    • Experience with Multiple Myeloma
    about 4 years ago
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    Other

    Procedure or Surgery

    I was given a stem cell transplant (my own stem cells), after a strong chemo to kill my own bone marrow. I was in the hospital for about 2 weeks. After that I could not be around people (except my husband) for approximately 6 months until my immune response improved. The stem cell procedure killed a lot of the myeloma cells, but my cancer did not go into remission.

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Evelyn
    • Experience with Multiple Myeloma
    about 4 years ago
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    Other

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I am currently taking a low dose of Revlimid, which is supposed to postpone the return of my disease. I feel very good most of the time.

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