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.