Diagnosed with myeloma nine years ago, Joyce Schultz endured many drug combination regimens and a stem cell transplant, but was faced with multiple relapses. Today, she is on a steady maintenance regimen, and shares that “everyone [with myeloma] is very, very different,” in regards to the types of treatment they need. During the first six months of her myeloma journey, Joyce attended her first support group meeting, which was more than 150 miles away from her home. She found that meeting others with myeloma made her realize she was not alone. This experience inspired her to start a group in her own area of Fairmont, Minnesota.

 

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