Linda’s Story

Site created on August 8, 2018

My Myeloma story began in November of 2017. I was anemic for a year and after meds and tests my doctor decided to do a bone marrow biopsy to see what the problem was. I found out it was Myeloma on my birthday, December 1st. Bill and I were heading to Fla for the winter, so our dr. set us up with UF in Gainsville and The Villages. I began cancer treatments with Dr. Jan Morab and Dr. Pablo Reyes. After 4 months of treatment I was tested for transplant, but my numbers were too high. So it was decided that I was going to come home to Ohio and continue treatment at UH in Cleveland at Seidman Cancer Clinic. After 3 more months of treatment, I was finally ready for my Stem Cell transplant. I entered the hospital on August 22nd for a 20 day stay. The week of August 13th I had a port put into my chest and my stem cells were retrieved through it. That is my story so far.

Newest Update

Journal entry by Linda Crockett

I am home for good and a week early too. I am doing so well that my doctor allowed me to go home. I slept so well last night in my own bed. I am still very tired and am having a few other issues, but nothing I cannot handle. I have only 1 appt next week on Wednesday for a heart test and blood work. Now I am just going to rest and relax till then.
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