• 1 month ago

    Waldenstrom Macroglobelemia

    June 8, 2015, the day I was told I had cancer. Went in January for my annual checkup. Dr. kept calling me back for more blood work. I thought, here I go again. I've been anemic all my life, since I was 19 yrs. old, so I figured this Dr. is going thru what I've experienced in the past. But this time, my Dr. sent me to the hematologist/oncologist, since he "has taken this case as far as he could." She went on to take yet further tests, finally performing a biopsy. Still I didn't think anything of it. Then she called me in, telling me "to bring someone with me." Well, I have "the type you want to get. Very rare. No symptoms, no treatments. I'm stable. Get a second opinion." Complete shock, for both me & my husband. I go in every three months for lab work, and every six months to see my oncologist. They call it watch and wait. I call it worry and wait! But life goes on. I've learned to accept my condition and make life more fulfilling.

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  • 22 days ago

    RE: Waldenstrom Macroglobelemia

    Wow, I've never heard of that disease! That must have been quite a shock. Wishing you the best!
      • 4 days ago
        Thanks, I appreciate your concern. I've just recently joined a cancer support group & it seems to be of great help to talk with others who walk in my shoes. I also found a friend who has the same rare WM as myself, & we're a big support for each other. I continue to remain stable...no symptoms, no treatment.