Duane Griffiths | CaringBridge

Duane Griffiths

First post: Jan 17, 2018 Latest post: Apr 4, 2018
My journey started as a result of lab results that were gathered during my annual physical, January 2017.  At that time it was determined that I had a protein in my blood that lead specialists to discover that I was in stage IV kidney failure.  Being known for the unusual, it was not surprising that the oncologist was initially uncertain on my diagnosis.  My lab results were sent to a tissue pathologist and the Mayo Clinic,  It seemed that it was unique to the point that a research paper was to be published.  After all the results were reviewed, it was ascertained that I have Multiple Myeloma.  
My first round of chemo lasted through eight weeks and I was fortunate that the side effects were minimal.  In the mean time, I was scheduled for stem cell harvesting.  It too went well but between the first chemo and the later injections I was left feeling achy and fatigued.  Next I am onto transplanting the stem cells.
I have been blessed by excellent health care at both LAX Cancer Center and Spectrum's Lemmen-Holton Cancer Center as well as the love and support of my family and friends,  
This site more than eludes to provide a donation.   PLEASE DO NOT DONATE.  PLEASE DO KEEP YOUR PRAYERS COMING.

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