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    I have been diagnosed with Stage 3 Multiple myeloma

    I have been diagnosed with Stage 3 Multiple myeloma - cancer of the plasma cells in bone marrow. 80% of my bone marrow is cancer. I will be starting chemo next week followed by a stem cell bone marrow transplant. I would have went for a checkup earlier but wouldn't ya know it, I don't have health insurance so I waited till late in the game. Dumbass.

    The drugs for chemo are $8,000 per month but we may qualify for help with the meds, and The stem cell bone marrow transplant will be around $200,000. It's time to sell some things.

    -Chris

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    6 months ago Vicki and I both noticed I was getting fatigued a lot. I was working a full time job and rehabbing the new house, but I was really drained.

    3-4 months ago fatigue was still an issue but now I was getting wore out doing much less. While I built the new garage I was bruising very easily and they would be deep and hard. Unlike me, I am hard to bruise.

    2-3 months ago I started having pains in my rib cage to around my back. Couldn't take deep breaths in because it was so painful. Figured I pulled muscles.

    3 weeks ago the bleeding started. Flossed and a tooth/gum bled for 3 days. Then my sinus started bleeding out my nose and down my throat. This went on for 6 days and nights pretty heavy. Not having insurance I dealt with it.

    2 weeks ago, Still having "pulled muscle" feelings in ribs and back, I woke up with a very hurt shoulder. For no good reason. We went to the ER.
    They did a blood workup and my blood count was at 7.5 (should be 14) and I was very anemic.

    They admitted me and the next morning gave me 2 units of blood. They also did the bone and bone marrow biopsy. That hurt and still does.
    My blood was monitored by drawing blood every morning at 4am. It had come up to 8.4 then 9.2 but then dropped back to 8.5. I then got another unit of blood and the next day I was up to 9.4, my HTC (the percentage of blood volume that is occupied by red blood cells) was only 27 and normal is 42 but they let me go home.
    The next day the marrow biopsy was back. 80% of the marrow was cancer. Stage 3 Multiple myeloma confirmed.

    Multiple myeloma is a very rare cancer and normal age for getting it is 70-80. There is very little known about why people get it. The only theory so far is people that work in the petroleum industry.

    We will be doing a PH diet (raw foods mostly vegs and fruits etc) as there are many that have beat this and other cancers with this alone and we know 2 people personally that have used diet only and won, and we will be doing the IV and pill Chemo that my Hematologist/Oncologist has setup for us. The drugs he is using are newer with very few side effects. No hair fall out, no upset stomach. Then Bone marrow stem cell transplant if we can come up with the $100,000-$200,000

    My body had been telling me something was wrong. I ignored it like a dumb ass male. But can't dwell on that now. It's time to kick cancer's ass and live life.

    Thanks for all your support, it means a lot!
    Last edited by Ninja Performance; 08-07-2011 at 10:25 AM.

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    Muah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Wow. Good luck Chris. Prayers will be said.

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    WOW! so sorry to read this, Prayers from my way as well.

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    Damn, I hope you the best of luck

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    Best of luck Chris. You do hear a lot more success stories these days so keep positive!

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    Positive vibes your way Chris
    Best of luck in overcoming this.

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    Really sorry to hear this, Chris. You've always been a winner, and I'm sure you'll beat this. Hang in there, and good luck.

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    Sorry to hear Chris. I don't think I have to tell you that you've got a rough time ahead, and I know this will sound trite, but stay positive. Before you begin treatment, remember how you feel NOW, and how good your life is. During treatment, there may be times where you think it isn't worth it to keep fighting, but if you can remember how you feel now, it may give you encouragement. Good luck man.

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    Wow that is some heavy news. My best wishes for you.

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