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Does Stem Cell Transplant Help

Does Stem Cell Transplant Help

I have stem cells collected and stored since May 2018. Waiting for transplant. Do I have to get a dental Clarence done?

posted almost 4 years ago
A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

I have had 2 stem cell transplants and the first one lasted 4 years and the second last 5-6 years so they worked great and was able to resume a fairly normal life except I do not have the stamina I had before.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

I had my SCT in March. Ended up in hospital for 3 weeks for small bowel obstruction. resolved now but still with stomach issues that I never that I never had before. Drs said the SCT worked and nave MRD. (Very minimal). Have continued on 3 chemo drugs. Will get another bone marrow biopsy in December and go from there my strength seems to be returning but very slowly. Remaining isolated from everyone and everything except immediate family which is hard at times. Certainly do not want to get COVID! Appetite is very decreased and food tastes strange. Dietician recommended multiple small meals throughout the day which seems to be helping. It is definitely a journey but the SCT was worth it. Good luck with your treatment and continue with updates

posted 11 months ago
A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

It is done now. had SCT May 6th. So far so good.

edited, originally posted over 3 years ago
A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

When they told me I had to have stem cell they told me to have my teeth filled before it was time for the SCT. I had 2 that needed filling

posted over 3 years ago
A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

Yes to both questions. I was required to get a dental checkup and clearance prior to the stem cell transplant.
The stem cell transplant was absolutely worth it. I had a sct on November 18, 2015. Since that time I’ve been in a sCR and MRD negative. I was only in the hospital for 12 days. Was it easy? No, but not as difficult as I thought. The medical staff was there to provide anything needed. Would I do it again if needed? Yes, without a doubt. Hope this helps ease your fear.

posted almost 4 years ago
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