In November 2011, I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma and received a stem cell transplant in April 2012. After recovery, I continued medical care with my local oncologist.
In the summer of 2014, my lab results caused concern. After two bone marrow biopsies, I was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) in January 2015. My doctor was shocked. The plan of treatment was chemotherapy and eventually a bone marrow transplant. Due to complications from chemotherapy treatment, the bone marrow transplant was off the table.
I am now in complete remission for both multiple myeloma and ALL and take daily chemotherapy pills. If I am still in remission by December 2017, the odds of either cancer returning is minimal.
I have stayed positive in my journey to stay well and pray I will with each day I live with this illness.