I was diagnosed in July 2011 after I had a sudden bone fracture in my humerus(right upper arm) while at my chiropractor’s office , and after many exams and bloodwork. . I was devastated. A year prior to this my blood calcium levels had been elevated but neither doctors nor I thought it to be alarming.
Watch your blood calcium levels because it can be an indicator of Multiple Myeloma. My friend Pike who had MM for 18 yrs before passing introduced me to his doctor at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota-who is now my second opinion doctor. He also took me to a MM support group he attended in Fairfax, Virginia. I attend the Multiple Myeloma International Foundation regional meeting once a year. I highly recommend them. One learns a lot from other patients there and from doctor/researchers and gets hope.
— Carmen M.