1. almost 9 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    After 2 biopsies and 1 surgical removal was diagnosed with a plasmacytoma on my left vocal chord.

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    • Charlieb
    • Experience with Multiple Myeloma
    almost 9 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I was schedule to start melphalan at 8:00pm, Tuesday May 29th. At 7:00 they started a fast IV drip with normal saline. At 7:45 I w...

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Charlieb
    • Experience with Multiple Myeloma
    almost 9 years ago
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    stem cell apheresis

    Procedure or Surgery

    The harvest was suppose to take only 1 day, 2 max. They wanted to get 10 million stem cells collected so I would have enough for po...

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Charlieb
    • Experience with Multiple Myeloma
    almost 9 years ago
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    Point of no return

    Decision Point

    After 4 rounds of chemo, I have now gone through stem cell harvest and today I go into the hospital to start the process of stem cel...

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    • Charlieb
    • Experience with Multiple Myeloma
    almost 9 years ago
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    Bone Marrow Transplant

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Today they will put a picc line in my chest; They are no longer going to put it in the arm. Then they will give me Melphalan to pr...

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  2. about 9 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    no ill effects so far; just some fatigue

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  3. about 9 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    as my radiation was upper body, I had great difficulty swallowing for about 10 days

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  4. about 9 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    On medical leave from my job

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  5. about 9 years ago
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    Cancer is shrinking

    Celebration

    Test results continue to show we are beating my cancer's butt. Latest test number is 13.8. Well below the normal "high" of 26. Fo...

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    • Rick
    • Experience with Multiple Myeloma
    about 9 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    My wife has cancer

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    • Cat
    • Experience with Multiple Myeloma
    about 9 years ago
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    Bone strengthening drugs

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Waiting to start zometa. Had teeth work done, that broke the bank! I'm still doing research don't understand to much about it yet. A...

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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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    • Cat
    • Experience with Multiple Myeloma
    about 9 years ago
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    Radiation

    Just finished 4weeks of radiation to femur. Had little side effects stomach felt funny, took probiotics that worked. Skin got a litt...

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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