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    Side Effects (Fatigue (tiredness))

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy)

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    GregP_WN wrote on Firstlady's wall

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    BuckeyeShelby wrote on Firstlady's wall

    Hi Lady. Welcome to What Next. There are lots of great people here. If you have any questions please use the question tab above -- that way everyone will have access & you'll get a quicker response. I'm glad you found us but sorry for the circumstances that led you here. Wishing you all the best.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma stage 3 on Nov 8th 2018 I have 70 percent in my bone marrow and the doctor started me on an aggressive cocktail of Velcade. I will be having a stem cell transplant which the Doctor feels will be in 6 months. I have tumors on my skull and Im missing a 17 chromosome which Ive been told means I will never have a complete remission because the cancer will continue to come back. It's been quite a journey and Im still trying to figure out what life has in store for me.

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      My name is Lynne and I was diagnosed with MM in August of 2011. My oncologist didn’t tell me much about my status but I knew I had tumors on my spine with 5 compression fractures. I was also told I had the same chromosome which meant I wouldn’t ever go in to complete remission. I had about 6 months of velcade/steroid treatment. I reached a plateau and my oncologist and the stem cell dr decided to add Revlamid to the velcade to get my numbers down to where they could do the stem cell transplant. 3 months later I had the SCT. I started on Revlamid maintenance 3 months later and have been as close to remission as I can be. If I didn’t have constant pain from the compression fractures I would be pretty good. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

      5 months ago
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    Oh No (Just Diagnosed)