Tonja Williams

First post: 4/23/2016 Latest post: 6/5/2016
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It has been 8 years since my last stem cell transplant.  In late July I received news that my Kappa/Lambda light chain ratios were slightly above normal; indicating my Multiple Myeloma was no longer in remission. After close monitoring and trying a couple different chemo drugs, I returned to MD Anderson in February to check in with my doctors.  I had 8 treatments of radiation and they started me on an immunotherapy called, Darzalex or Daratumumab.  I returned home after 3 weeks there to complete 6 more treatments of Darzalex.  
Tomorrow, April 24th,  my mom and I will fly to Houston to start the stem cell process again.  I still have cells in the bank for transplant so I won't have to go through the harvesting process again.  This time I will have to be hospitalized due to the chemo drugs they are going to give me.  I am anticipating having a lot of tests the first week and then being admitted to the hospital the next.   I will be in Houston until the first or second week of June.  

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