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A Lot To Be Optimistic About

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At 34 years old I was living a pretty incredible life. My wife and I had welcomed our second daughter in March of 2015. We were in the final months of construction on our new house and looking forward to soon calling it home. Yet something wasn’t quite right. For close to a year I […]

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Gifts Emerge

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Spring 2011: My primary care physician (PCP) found elevated creatinine and protein in my urine.  I was feeling fine at this “well check-up ” until these test results. Anxiety rose. I felt frantic. The nephrologist believed that I had interstitial nephritis, an inflammation of the kidneys. It resolved somewhat by itself but did not go […]

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Tale of Two Cancers

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When I was first diagnosed w/ Smoldering Myeloma, my oncologist told me that because I was so incredibly healthy and, along with my extremely positive disposition, I would probably die of old age, before dying from Myeloma. So since I didn’t expect it to have any real effect on my life, I didn’t even look […]

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Staying positive is the only way to go

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Born in Walton-on-Thames Surrey England Feb 1960, currently live in Dana Point, California, USA. Diagnosed on September 2004 at age 44.  Never heard of multiple myeloma (MM) / No history in family.  Had lower back pain over a few months which led to paralysis and could not walk so was forced to seek help that […]

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My faith helped me through

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I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma the week of Thanksgiving 2015. Stage 2. The doctors say no cure. Lol I’ve heard those words before. For those who know my story, and have witnessed the move of God in my life, knew that God would show me Mercy and Favor. I lost my best friend to […]

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Strange and blessed experience

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In late 2013, my finding of having Myeloma came as a strange and blessed experience. Starting with a annual checkup. My general physician see the blood test result and suggest that I might have a enlarge liver. After few more test to focus on the liver issue from different angle. One reading from the test […]

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Karen and John Foster – Kansas City, MO

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We took the opportunity to spread Multiple Myeloma Awareness this past weekend at the Kansas City World Wheels Car Show. My husband and I own a 2002 Camaro SS Convertible, our son-in-law owns a Mustang convertible.  He was featured on the front page of The Kansas City Star  on Saturday with our granddaughter. We  put […]

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Be your own advocate

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My myeloma was actually caught accidentally when I had a routine urine test because my life insurance was up for renewal. The result was protein in my urine and they wouldn’t renew my insurance policy until I had a urologist sign off on it. This started a process and journey for me. This lead to […]

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Never give up

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Hi, my name is David. At 51 years old in 2006 I was diagnosed with Kappa light chain multiple myeloma. I have had two autologous transplants and one allogenic transplant. The cancer continues to come back. I currently started a new drug called Darzalex. We do not yet know how it is doing. We have […]

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Looking forward to a cure

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My story is a little different. I went to the grocery store on a Sunday evening to pick up some milk. They were emptying the coolers and it was very cold and I had a huge sneeze. I went home and told my husband I sneezed so hard I think I pulled a muscle. I […]

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