The Beginning: A Caregiver's Perspective

My husband has multiple myeloma. Started 2 years ago. He had leg pain from his hip to the heal of his left leg. Went to primary care physician and did X-ray and a consultation with an oncologist. And began chemo and radiation soon after. Radiation helped decrease the size of the tumor in his back but he didn't respond very well to the chemo because it decreased his immunity.

Got sick, then he needed antibiotics and turned into a bowel disease and that took several months to get over. We stopped the chemo treatment but the Dr continued to monitor blood work, then we got the news that it came back in his bone marrow and started a new treatment. This year he has been doing better.

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