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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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  • Ann Harper moderator
    6 months ago

    I’m sorry you’re going through so much., but I’m glad hes doing well. I’ll say a prayer for you both. Good luck.

  • Yolanda Brunson-Sarrabo moderator
    9 months ago

    Hi @pamelita. I’m happy your husband’s team are doing their due diligence in tracking his labs. I think it’s great how you’re standing by your husband. As Anthony mentioned it’s not easy for a caregiver. I don’t know what I would do without my husband’s support. He’s been through it all with me. I’m happy your husband’s new treatment is doing well. Best!

  • Anthony Carrone moderator
    9 months ago

    Hi @pamelita – It’s so good to hear that your husband has been doing better this year. How have you been doing? I know being a caregiver is no easy task, please know we are always here for you! Warmly, Anthony (Team Member)

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