Jamie Dittrich - Vinson Jamie Dittrich

First post: Sep 17, 2016 Latest post: Oct 19, 2018

Jamie's story began on July 10, 2016 when she went for an initial visit to the emergency room for pain in her side and back.  Tests revealed that she had markers which indicated she had cancer in her back and hip.  She was referred  to an oncologist for evaluation.  Blood tests, X-rays, MRIs, and biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of multiple myeloma on Monday, August 29, 2016.  She was scheduled to start her treatment protocol on Thursday, September 8.

On September 9 Jamie was taken to the emergency room to check out what she thought was a broken collarbone.  Xrays did reveal a broken right clavicle at a weak spot caused by the myeloma.  Her left arm was put in an arm sling and she was released to see her oncologist the following Monday.  During the past couple weeks she had been experiencing pain and lack of mobility in her right arm, too.  By Monday, Jamie was experiencing severe pain not only in her right arm, but also in her left arm  and left knee.  The doctor decided to hospitalize her for further testing and pain control. The further testing revealed a fracture in her left humerus and also multiple myeloma lesions in her left femor, Jamie was scheduled for surgery to repair her right clavicle and her left humerus fractures on Friday, September 16.   

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