Hello Myeloma... I'm still here!
Today marks 8 Years from my very first Hematology Oncology appointment :)) What a Medical Miracle I am!
Yes, my "Official" Myeloma journey began 12.14.2009. Oh my, was I clueless and in DENIAL. I truly had no idea the seriousness of my medical status, and just thought it was a blip in my life.
Very Revealing Blood Tests Began in October, November 2009, and I was quickly referred to Hematology Oncology for further testing.
I was so very fortunate to be assigned to the amazing, kind, insightful, patient, intelligent, ever so caring Dr Lee. I'm sure she "knew" what was going on with me physiologically, but went to great lengths to test, retest and test more, before my official myeloma diagnosis at the end of December 2009. She would quickly call after all my blood tests and update me about my very concerning status. She wanted to hospitalize me, and give me blood, platelets, etc, but I just couldn't wrap my head around the fact that I could need that sort of treatment. Me, when she would call- "Oh wow, really, no, must be a mistake... can I just eat things with more Iron, and Hydrate more? Can we wait a few days, and see if things improve on their own?" ahahha, I was so silly and in full denial about the seriousness of my situation...