I was diagnosed in August 2002. I was 67 years old and I am now 79 years old. I have been receiving treatment since that time–as my numbers get to a low point, I get a break from chemo–sometimes as long as six months with just monitering every 6 weeks. I have wonderful medical direction, and so happy to have been able to watch my grandchildren grow. The youngest will graduate from high school in 2015–I plan to be there. I am so thankful my internist discovered my illness in a routine physical and sent me to an oncologist immedicately. I appreciate newsletters and information I receive from The International Myeloma Foundation–Thank you!

— Jo M. 

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