Possibly the worst day of my life. Standing in the driveway @ 2pm and the awful doctor called that the biopsy showed multiple myeloma and he’d refer me to an oncologist.
I was referred quickly and by 4th of July week I was slated for radiation. 17 rounds of radiation. You went 5 days a week, so it was a little over 3 weeks.
What can I say except, it was what it was and it is what it is.
So 16 years later, I’m finishing up 6 months of Velcade tomorrow.
It is what it is.
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That has been quite a journey for you – does the Velcade halt the spread of the cancer or stop it forming?
Myeloma is a blood cancer, so when the kappa light chains go up and the myeloma cells are multiplying, Chemo, in this case, Velcade, kills off the cells. Unfortunately, it cant get all of them thus there is almost always a relapse.
Sounds similar to my thyroid cancer where the treatment in my case is radioactive iodine that you swallow and it searches out and kills any thyroid cells but that is both cancerous and non-cancerous cells then the thyroxine that I take everyday helps to suppress any remaining cells from reproducing. So far I haven’t had any signs that any remaining cancer cells are active. I hope that you don’t have another relapse or if you do it is well into the future. x
I think my heart stopped for a second when I read the 1st sentence. What!? Then I looked at the date title again. 16 years ago. I’m holding good thoughts for you to get many more years…and your husband too.
Thanks, it is quite something. Barclay is actually just 2 years out from his allo and doing really well.
I’m so sorry.
Don’t be sorry, it’s a celebration of survival and being happy.