Oh Susan! What a terrible shock. I have heard of plasma cell leukaemia but never meningitis. It is hard enough to lose a partner with this horrible disease but a child is almost unthinkable. I Can only say I am so sorry for your loss. I’m sure the pain is as great now as when it happened Jane x
Oh Susan! What a terrible shock. I have heard of plasma cell leukaemia but never meningitis. It is hard enough to lose a partner with this horrible disease but a child is almost unthinkable. I Can only say I am so sorry for your loss. Jane x
Hi Pam, I had 5 cycles of VCD with no response so my consultant is applying for pomalidomide as I have had 2 previous treatments of lenalidomide and velcade. No word of transplant as nothing seems to work. What’s involved with V- DTPACE? Your consultant is going to keep you busy for the rest of 2017! Given haw much drugs we’ve had Pam, do you…[Read more]
Hi Pam, I don’t know if I have P53 gene deletion but despite having both velcade and lenalidomide, since September 2015, my light chains and paraproteins are stubbornly high (1000 & 38) . My consultant never mentioned fish, cytogenics or deletions. I asked him about it but he said he didn’t think it was necessarily important!? His response now is…[Read more]
Hi, I was treated with revlimid as a first line of treatment. My consultant applied to the cancer fund here in Northern Ireland as I had peripheral neuropathy as a myeloma symptom. I was on it for a year but didn’t get remission. I am now starting cycle 5 of velcade and unfortunately that doesn’t seem to be working either. I think regarding side…[Read more]
Hi Stevie and Graham? I attend Bridgewater and the care has been excellent. I smouldered for a while and have been on treatment for a long time! I have never got to remission so after lenalidomide cyclo and dex I am now on velcade, cyclo and Prednisolone. Who is your consultant?
no sct yet, I have very stubborn pps and light chains! My pps were 34 in sept and 28 last test. As soon as I get a run at treatment I need to stop with yet another hospital admission. My igg, iga and igm are all depressed and my neutrophils can be stupidly low. However, my bones are great! Myeloma is clearly a very individual d…[Read more]
Hi Ted and Jean, I am on treatment – rev, cyclo and steroids – but it has been interrupted so often with severe infections that I am getting Iv ig (intravenous immunoglobulin ) every three weeks. It is ridiculously expensive – over 1000 blood donations produce enough plasma to produce a tiny bottle of ig. The first thing I noticed was my energy…[Read more]