I was diagnosed “Smouldering Myeloma “ in December 2022 to say it was a shock is an absolute understatement !
It was found completely by accident from a routine blood test when I got the call to say I had been placed under the care of Clatterbridge Cancer Hospital, I was like WHAT ! I had never even heard of it before. Anyway here I am on a “Watch and Wait “ with bloods every 8 to 10 weeks and then the dreaded results appointment with my consultant where I am told yay or nay ! So so far so good I haven’t yet move over to the treatment stage. I know one day I won’t be lucky x
So sorry to hear your news but it's great they've picked it up so early so try to hang onto that. Myeloma can smolder for years, a small consolation I hope x. I too have Myeloma but it wasn't discovered until it had progressed into my spine - I'm now in my 4th year of treatment after having had a stem cell transplant in Jan 2020. If there's any comfort it's that chemo is largely non invasion when it happens. I know we all react differently to treatment but try to stay positive and I'm keeping everything crossed for your next appointment. Take care Gill
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