I started my battle with multiple myeloma (mm) March 9, 2009.

In the beginning I started frontline treatments with newly released novel drugs and an old one. My doctor called them a cocktail. Over 90% of mm cells were killed after a couple of months.

August 5, 2009 I had my stem cell transplant. I have experienced frontline treatment with novel drugs, stem cell transplant, pneumonia, bronchitis, colds, eye infections, and food poisoning that infected my blood.

In January 2014 the maintenance chemo I had been taking for three years was no longer effective. The myeloma cells were multiplying again. I am back on weekly treatments (cocktail of chemo with a steroid chaser) with expectation of remission by the middle of March 2014. Praise God!

I love my MM Support Group and all the organizations that help educate us.

— Brenda J.

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