I was diagnosed Jan 2002 with multiple myeloma, CD20+ and am being treated here in Las Vegas with a connection to a "guru" of multiple myeloma at Cedars-Sinai in CA, Dr. James Berenson. Have had treatment of Rituxan, Decadron and now on Prednisone as a maintainance drug. Plasma originally 70% now 7% and doctors are very pleased indeed. Dexascan for condition of bones, osteoporosis, done last week shows ZOMETA taken by infusion once a month has improved condition by 5% in spine and 2 1/2% in hips. This is the first improvement in 6 years of taking Fosamax which my oncologists now say is worthless in comparison to Zometa.
Mental state is still a problem as I still do not have great energy and walking a distance is trying. Did walk a mile and a half for the Light the Night Walk and spent the next day paying for it. How do you all keep your mental attitude positive and looking forward? Do you meditate, pray, work, excercise? What?
Would like to hear from any of you when it is convenient about your conditions and how long you have survived this dreadful cancer?
What do you do for yourself on a day to day basis for improvement?
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