Wednesday, 20 May 2015

National Myeloma Day 2015

Today is National Myeloma Day where we make people aware of what Myeloma is - also known as multiple myeloma it is cancer of the plasma cells. I have 'Magic' Myeloma because I know it's going to disappear!  :D

I found out I had Myeloma through a blood test which showed I had high paraprotein levels.  After seeing a Haemotologist and more tests I had a CT Scan which showed lesions on bones in my chest are and lower spine which were causing a lot of pain.  Many older people find out they have Myeloma when they break a bone and x-rays show lesions.

The doctors are looking  for the common symptoms of multiple myeloma which are CRAB: C = Calcium (elevated), R = Renal failure, A = Anemia, B = Bone pain/lesions. And I had the bone lesions and pain.

I started cycle 2 of my chemo yesterday, it was delayed a week due to a high temp and infection and the Dr put me on antibiotics.  I'm feeling ok, I'm walking nice and straight, not wobbly as I was a few weeks ago like a drunk old lady. I still have my hair but more is falling out than usual but I have been blessed with thick who knows....

Hope all is well in your world, take care, Mxxx


  1. Wishing you all the best, Michelle. Holding you close to my heart, art friend.

  2. Wishing you healing and strength. I have missed your posts.

  3. You have such a great attitude Michelle - thinking of you and wishing you all the best (including a "good"chemo round)!

  4. Thanks for sharing your news Michelle. Hope this second round goes well

  5. Hope everything goes well, Michelle.

  6. Michelle-My heart and thoughts are with you as you travel this journey.


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