I fractured my back in 2005.  After waiting 3 months wearing a brace it was no better.  The doctors decided to do surgery.  After doing my pre-op blood work it came back showing I was 1/2 empty of blood.  I didn’t knows it but my kidneys had shut down too.  After a couple blood transfusions my kidneys started working again, I was lucky!   The doctors did a biopsy and found Multiple Myeloma.  I started chemo and after 7 months I was ready for my stem cell transplant.  It was successful and I was clean for 6 1/4 years.  It became active again and now I’m on maintenance Revlimid.  Doing well on for almost 2 years now.  Stay positive!  It’s half the battle!

— Barbara K. 

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