Myeloma Voices

Apr
12
Bob and Judy Nist
In December 2014, Bob Nist developed a rash on his chest. After it did not go away, the dermatologist sent Bob to an oncologist, and Bob was diagnosed with smoldering myeloma. After emailing his(...)
Apr
12
Deb and Leonard Lacey
Deb Lacey visited an endocrinologist for another health issue, and after undergoing a number of tests at this doctor, she learned that she not only had thyroid cancer, but a high-level of protein in(...)
Apr
12
David Waits
David Waits woke up early at 4:30 a.m. to begin his work day with the hopes of being able to get to an afternoon golf tournament. However, that afternoon, he experienced extreme back pain and decided(...)
Apr
11
Julia and Pat Pallentino
As a Nurse Practitioner, Julia Pallentino felt that her recurrent back pain was no cause for alarm. In 2011, a couple months before a planned vacation, the pain began to get worse and her(...)
Apr
07
Laura and Guy Ratzlaf
Guy Ratzlaf was getting ready to go work one Friday morning, and he couldn’t turn the steering wheel in his car. Immediately, he and his wife went to the ER. Before he even knew much about myeloma,(...)
Apr
07
Patricia and Joe Petty
One morning Joe Petty suffered from excruciating back pain in the shower, and his wife Patricia called an ambulance to take him to Mayo Clinic Jacksonville. It was there he learned he had multiple(...)