Dec 16, 2005 - 10:56 pm
My father passed away this January of kidney cancer. My mom was diagnosed with indolent MM in Jan. 2004, which was preceeded by a 17 year history of monoclonal gammopathy, a frequent pre-cursor to myeloma. I am an only child, and was in medical school up until last January when my dad passed away. I was supposed to go back to school this Spring, but my mom's myeloma has progressed. She is in renal failure now, suddenly has lytic bone lesions, unspecified fevers, and high protein counts. I am so tired of being a caregiver and watching my parents suffer. Sometimes I wish it would all be over. There is not a night that I don't go to bed crying, wondering, "why do the same people end up suffering so much, when others don't get a drop of rain on their heads?" My mom's doc wants to skip over the Thal/Dex treatment and head straight to the wonderful world of chemotherapy. Is this right? Any suggestions? PLEASE HELP!!