1. over 8 years ago
    2ndChance's Avatar

    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    Once radiation was completed the doctors wanted to start a rigorous chemotherapy plan so my doctor suggested a port which would be i...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  2. over 8 years ago
    2ndChance's Avatar

    External radiation

    Radiation

    Since narcotics could not control my pain, because the MRI showed that I had a tumor the size of an orange pressing on my sciatic ne...

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Gma
    • Experience with Multiple Myeloma
    over 8 years ago
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    Misdiagnosed

    Oh No

    MM is such an insidious blood cancer and it is ofter misdiagnosed. I was diagnosed in Nov 2005, but actually had the very same sympt...

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  3. over 8 years ago
    2ndChance's Avatar

    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    In April 2009 I was at the beach with my husband and our great dane. While walking on the beach, I was holding the leash, my dog y...

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  4. over 8 years ago
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    Life

    Decision Point

    The only true decision I had to make was if I wanted to continue to live. When I say live, I mean to meaninfully continue to partici...

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  5. over 8 years ago
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    Alive and well

    Celebration

    Of course the first celebration is when the chemo worked and I started to feel better. Never knew how sick I was until I started to ...

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    • Douglas
    • Experience with Multiple Myeloma
    over 8 years ago
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    Cancer is shrinking

    Celebration

    Numbers are holding steady in the normal range now

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    • Douglas
    • Experience with Multiple Myeloma
    over 8 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Fatique, lack of coordination, mouth sores, lack of appetite

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  6. over 8 years ago
    blesseington's Avatar

    Many, diarrhea, hair loss, flu like symptoms, low platelette count

    Side Effects

    The side effect from all of the interventions are many. The recovery time for the transplant is predicted to be one year. It just wi...

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  7. over 8 years ago
    blesseington's Avatar

    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    The first chemo drug was oral and supported with steroids. The drugs did not work. The steroids made me rage and I was working. Neve...

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    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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  8. over 8 years ago
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    Bone Marrow Transplant

    Procedure or Surgery

    The transplant took place right after I went into remission, so I didn't have much time to experience feeling well. The transplanf ...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  9. over 8 years ago
    blesseington's Avatar

    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    The 1st diagnosis was blunt and insensitive. Then the doctor said she was wrong and that I did not have multiple myeloma. When I got...

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