I have had SMM for 6+ years. I have blood tests every 3 months, but no treatments. Dr. Doesn't want to do anything until my symptoms elevate for fear of causing me to go into MM. I started out with dizzy spells. Blood tests at that time caused the SMM diagnosis. I had anemia which was the cause of the dizzy spells.
I have adjusted to life with SMM and seldome think about it. There is so much to do before I don't need this body anymore. I don't drink, but I enjoy good cigars. I love my life and family and plan to enjoy every minute God gives me.
Yes I have smoldering myeloma which started as MGIS in April 2019. I have been treated at Dana-Farber in Boston for the last 6 months. The treatment is with Daratumumab infusion and Revlimid medication. I started with 8 one week treatments in October and now every other week and soon to once a month depending on blood results. I can’t say enough about my wonderful treatment at DFCI.
Been diagnosed with SMM for about a year now. No treatment as of yet. Went to John Hopkins Hospital, and was told that if I was going to get cancer that MM was the best kind. It can have a long life span. And with me having SMM, even longer. I do not care what kind of cancer- I want it out of me.
My husband has smouldering MM but has not been treated over the 4 years since he was diagnosed. When he began to have dizzy spells his cardiologist suggested Gatorade and elastic stockings. He hasn't tried the stockings yet but the Gatorade helps immensely. Hope this helps someone....
I m curious, I have been told I am smoldering and my other oncologist calls this MGUS. No treatment yet but I have had several spikes in the blood counts. Waiting is difficult. I have MANY symptoms; severe fatigue, pelvic pain, bone pain in upper legs, arms, neuropathy both feet, hot and sweating a lot. Ick!
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