After having a general blood test in 1998, my internist told me to see a hematologist because my protein level was very high. The hematologist did a bone marrow test and I was diagnosed with MGUS. I was checked twice a year and in 2012 MGUS became multiple myeloma.
After so many years I thought I was home free but not so.
I was a candidate for a stem cell transplant and I did have one in 2012. My team is affiliated with the John Theurer Cancer Center in NJ. They are wonderful. The transplant gave me almost 2 years of remission but then the disease progressed.
I’ve been on several different treatments over the years. Treatments work for a while but then the disease prevails. The side effects of all medications are difficult.
This is an insidious disease. I wish everyone good luck in what people like to call a “journey”. Some journey.
— Marcia N.