Welcome to our CaringBridge website. In late May, I went to my primary physician for routine blood work. When the results came in my total protein level was elevated. She suggested that we retest and the results came back the same. It was at this point that she mentioned that one possibility could be multiple myeloma. She then suggested that she run a series of specialized blood tests to narrow causation down. The results of these tests were abnormal. At this point, she referred me to a hematologist/oncologist. I was able to see him in early June and he said before he made a diagnosis further tests were needed. So at that point, more blood tests, a bone marrow biopsy/aspiration and a bone survey consisting of 60 x rays were ordered. Once these results were in I met with him again and he diagnosed me with multiple myeloma. I have 20% myeloma cells in my blood plasma.