Meg Newswanger | CaringBridge

Meg Newswanger

First post: Jan 22, 2018 Latest post: Sep 13, 2018
I was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma on January 17, 2018.  I'd been having odd pains in my rib cage for a couple of months - felt like pulled muscles, but in unusual places.  On Friday, January 12 I went to the doctor, who did a chest x-ray.  It showed a mass in my lung.  That led to a CT scan which showed multiple tumors in my ribs and vertebrae.  Blood tests and a lung biopsy led to the diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma.  We are fortunate to live 2 hours away from one of the best treatment facilities in the world for that cancer - the Mayo clinic.  I called them on Thursday, 1/18, and they said they could see me the next day.  We went on Friday, met with a doctor, and began diagnostic tests.  We came back the following week for more tests.

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