Pat’s Story

Site created on January 26, 2012

I was diagnosed with stage 3 Multiple Myeloma on January 24th, 2012.  What this means is that plasma cells being produced in the bone marrow are going crazy and causing leasions in many of my bones.

My first concern was for my two-year-old grandson, Ira, because I have custody of him.  I will be keeping ya'll posted through this method over the next several months.

Thanks for all your prayers and good wishes. 

Newest Update

Journal entry by Pat Hudson

I went back to M. D . Anderson in April.  They did the usual blood test and a bone marrow biopsy.  It took a while to get the results of the biopsy which can measure one myeloma cell in a million.  Again there were none!  The blood numbers weren't completely perfect, but not bad at all.  Dr. Donna Weber said that if the biopsy numbers were bad, she would just add another drug at this point.  I am glad she didn't have to because I plan on going on a Mediterranean Cruise with my oldest grandchild and Ira in June.  I did not want to be dealing with new side effects in that environment.  Good news!

I go back to MDA in late June.
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