Has anyone ever been in remission without getting a stem cell transplant. And if so, for how long were you in remission? I am told I am in remission (just for the past 2 months), I feel ok, except for all the bone and muscle pain from all the chemo, yet the doc still wants to give me a stem cell transplant cuz he tells me if I don't get one, the cancer will come back. How true is this? Why go thru all that pain and suffering all over again, (times a million cuz you have to get high doses of chemo and radiation), or just take a chance and pray that it doesn't come back. There's new research on this disease everyday. Maybe someday they will come up with a cure. Just curious if anyone else is in the same situation. Thanks!