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Stage 1, Over 70, Stem Cell Transplant?

Stage 1, Over 70, Stem Cell Transplant?

Hi! I would like to know if anyone began protocols for Stem Cell Transplant when Stage 1 moved from smoldering to active (not Stage 2). My mother is on this road within 1 month of this advancement. As I research, I find that there are numerous options to consider AND Medicare guideline cover Stage 2 And 3.

Thanks!

A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

We came home at the end of 2019. I’m so thankful that we were done as far as having to stay in hospital. We only spent two weeks in the hospital after stem cell. Some stay longer. My husband is such a… read more

posted 7 months ago

Pain Management.

Pain Management.

Like so many with MM, pain is a major symptom. My husband is on Tramadol (an opiod) and Tylenol. Tylenol causes his kidney function numbers to rise, so he's hesitant to use this. And of course as we all know, opiods can and usually are addictive. CBD has been suggested, but he is also on blood pressure medication and has been told not to use CBD. So none of these choices is good. My question is: What are others doing for pain management? Also, has anyone had accupuncture, and if so, did… read more

A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

I take 2 gabapentine at bedtime and an OxyContin
Also rub blue emu on my numb feet and sear loose fitting socks

posted about 1 year ago

I Would Like To Know If Stem Cells Transplant Is Worth What You Have To Go Through. Are Other Treatments Just As Effective.

I Would Like To Know If Stem Cells Transplant Is Worth What You Have To Go Through. Are Other Treatments Just As Effective.

A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

For my husband it was worth it. Without it he would have continued to have lesions that would need to be radiated. Before he could even do stem cell he had to have radiation on his seventh rib (it was… read more

posted 5 months ago

Does Anyone Experience Increased Lower Back Pain When In Remission?

Does Anyone Experience Increased Lower Back Pain When In Remission?

My husband was diagnosed in April of 2019 and went into remission within six months. His most recent (done 3 months ago) PET and Bone Marrow Biopsy showed no myeloma cells present anywhere. He has always experienced some lower back pain which he usually described as being 2 on a scale of 10, but recently he has complained of a lot more pain in the 5-6 range. His oncologist suspected a broken rib, so ordered an x-ray, but no broken ribs were showing. His oncologist suggested maybe going to… read more

A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

I had and continue to have back pain but it’s getting better. Induction meds are extremely muscle wasting. In my case, so much so in my arms and legs that I needed a walker and transport chair (no… read more

edited, originally posted 5 days ago

Is There A Fix?

Is There A Fix?

cannot enjoy food (so i don't eat)....constant bad taste in my mouth that makes eating intolerable......tried mouthwashes and changed toothpastes but nothing helps.....sweets seem to be the only option that i can get down....living on milkshakes and boost trying to keep my weight up....(on dara and revlimid maintenance)....any suggestions appreciated - ty

A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

Marie Callendar chicken pot pies. All I could do. And the calorie replacement Ensures. Switched to Orgain. More nutrition less sugar.

posted 3 months ago

Do I Still Need A Myeloma Specialist? I Have Been In Remission 8-1/2 Years.

Do I Still Need A Myeloma Specialist? I Have Been In Remission 8-1/2 Years.

I have not been able to see my Myeloma specialist, Dr Sagar Lonial at Emory in over 2 years because in 2020 I was in the hospital here having surgery for a twisted small intestine & in 2021 I had fallen & had to have a hip replacement. I am just not able to make the trip anymore to Emory & I have not had a BMB or any of my yearly tests since 2019. I need to know if anyone knows a good Myeloma Specialist in the Birmingham area as I am only about 10 miles from UAB hospital. My Dr at Grandview… read more

A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

Thank you

posted 4 months ago

Do I Still Need A Myeloma Specialist? I Have Been In Remission 8-1/2 Years.

Do I Still Need A Myeloma Specialist? I Have Been In Remission 8-1/2 Years.

I have not been able to see my Myeloma specialist, Dr Sagar Lonial at Emory in over 2 years because in 2020 I was in the hospital here having surgery for a twisted small intestine & in 2021 I had fallen & had to have a hip replacement. I am just not able to make the trip anymore to Emory & I have not had a BMB or any of my yearly tests since 2019. I need to know if anyone knows a good Myeloma Specialist in the Birmingham area as I am only about 10 miles from UAB hospital. My Dr at Grandview… read more

A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

I understand from my sister that the doctors at UAB are really good.

posted 4 months ago

My Father Is Unable To Sit And Can't Keep His Eyes Open.??

My Father Is Unable To Sit And Can't Keep His Eyes Open.??

Until morning my father was okay! He got up take the breakfast all by himself and keep sitting and take his medicines after that he took a nap and from that moment on, he is unable to sit, his hands and feet are shaking and he can't open his eyes though. Is that a side effect of radiotherapy?? Is that kind of fatigueness normal or should I be worry? He asks us to let him sleep and he wants to sleep. Is that okay? Please answer me .

A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

Did he just get transplant? Not something I have experenced after recovering from transplant

posted about 1 month ago