Dr Durie is a long time myeloma specialist. We saw him one time leading up to my stem cell collection. His approach is different than Berenson's. And that's the confusing thing when people get sick....you can get multiple opinions. But who knows what is right. Time is the answer.
Anyone I came across this article that discusses myeloma and why it suddenly takes over a body. The comparison is drawn with weeds, which start to run amuck when the ground is disturbed. Myeloma (or any cancer/disease) also gains power when the body is disturbed. Obviously it's pointless to try and figure out why I got myeloma. I got it and that's that. But I do have a theory that foot surgery I had to remove a bone spur that was the result of stepping on a rusty nail as a kid, might have something to do with my myeloma. In my mind, the surgery, almost exactly a year before my diagnosis, unleashed some toxins that had been tucked away safely in the bone spur. The surgery was what disturbed my body. We'll never know, but that's partly my theory. Anyhow, I found this article interesting and in my own mind, gives some credence to my theory. Click anywhere on this paragraph to read Dr Durie's article. It's an easy read.
Gary Peterson is a fellow myleoma patient. He has a website that discusses myeloma survival rates; comparing doctors, hospitals, etc. It...
I no longer work, but I did work for over 6 years while managing my disease. For a while, I had some real challenges with human resources. I...