Kitty Hill

First post: Jul 6, 2021 Latest post: Aug 4, 2022
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My Story
I thought it was menopause, quarantining with middle schoolers doing on line school, stress. This past year I’ve been fatigued and having a hard time getting the usual things done. Recently on 2 occasions I had short lived fevers after working a 24hr shift.

On my pre-summer camp physical, I mentioned my symptoms. I had routine yearly labs drawn. My blood count was very abnormal with pancytopenia. I was sent to hematology who did a lot of labs and a bone marrow biopsy.

We were shocked when the results came back Multiple Myeloma Stage 3 (cancer of the plasma cells). Luckily Duke is a speciality center for cancer, and has an awesome MM team. This cancer has a lot of new therapies and is treatable though not considered curable (yet).

Feel free to follow along on our journey. I probably will include some lab numbers or medical jargon since so many of my friends and family are health care workers and we love data.

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