Oct 13, 2008 - 7:56 am
I am a 47 year old male. I was diagnosed with Stage I a few weeks back and have started treatment with Rev/Dex 25mg/40mg. My numbers were about as close to normal as possible accept for the M-spike and the lesion on a fractured rib which seems to have trigerred the treatment. I fractured the rib in dec 07 but it appeared to have healed and numbers didnt start heading up alittle until this summmer- so i assume a slow progressing disease. I am IgG /kappa. I am trying to learn as much as possible and as fast as possible to stay on top of this. I have emailed a number of you and appreciate your sharing of stories and being an inspiration to me. May god humbly protect us and provide the strength we need. I was an athiest until the diagnosis- no athiests in a foxhole! aside from philosphy- I am looking for more info and anyone else in similar stage and or more further along such that I have a benchmark as to what I will feel- when will I weaken, can I work, etc, and obciously I seem to gain comfort and strength from the dialogues- so for those who have emailed me--thank you- and I am hear for you as well. thank you to all who respond.