Sue has 2 young children. When diagnosed in 2013 with MGUS, her daughter was 5, and later that same year became pregnant with her son. Sue progressed to Smoldering Multiple Myeloma in January of 2019 and Active Multiple Myeloma in October of that year. She had an autologous stem cell transplant in March of 2020. She is presently on maintenance therapy. She loves being with her children and cherishes her time with them.

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Support Group Website: Strength Through Inspiration: A Virtual Support Group for Multiple Myeloma Patients & Caregivers who have Young Children

 

Back to the Beach and Thankful for the #ASH21 Experience

Back to the Beach and Thankful for the #ASH21 Experience

What an amazing time it has been at ASH!  #ASH21 #IMFASH21   It was great to see the new trials, updates, and options that are available – or at least soon-to-become available. There was something for almost everyone along their myeloma journey – from monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS), to smoldering multiple myeloma (SMM), to active myeloma.   How wonderful to see the passion and interest from those within the medical community! I...

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Searching for the ‘Magic Wand’

Searching for the ‘Magic Wand’

What a whirlwind of information it was this weekend! #ASH21 #IMFASH21   We learned about new and exciting studies related to monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance(MGUS) smoldering myeloma (particularly high-risk), and then active myeloma. I am so blessed to be able to participate in these presentations and gain this new level of insight into the myeloma world. As a current high-risk myeloma patient with two young children, I started out as high-risk IGA MGUS and...

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Welcome to ASH 2021!

Welcome to ASH 2021!

Welcome to ASH 2021!! #ASH21 #IMFASH21 What an amazing and exciting day that kicked off the 63rd American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition. ASH allows doctors from around the world to present various studies happening within the myeloma community. It is truly amazing to see all of the developments within this area.   In addition, I am so grateful that the meeting has a virtual component. The virtual element allows me to experience the meeting without missing a beat! If...

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Pre-ASH Blog: Informing Young Myeloma Families, Grateful for Virtual Opportunity to Attend #ASH21

Pre-ASH Blog: Informing Young Myeloma Families, Grateful for Virtual Opportunity to Attend #ASH21

I’m honored to participate virtually in this year’s #ASH 21 conference!  I am excited to learn about all the latest and greatest advances in myeloma therapies and treatments. My goal is to share that information with myeloma patients and their caregivers, especially those who have young children, to encourage and empower them on their myeloma journey.  In addition, I feel so thankful and blessed that the virtual format...

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