Myeloma Monday #43: Emily From Austin, Texas (Age 39)

Where were you born and raised?

Washington, DC. Moved to California at 15 years old and Texas at age 27.

Where do you currently live?

The heart of Texas: Austin

When were you diagnosed and how old were you?

Feb 2010, 39 years old

Did you know what MM was prior to diagnosis?

Nope

Is there anyone else your in family with MM?

No. Father had CML (leukemia) and passed away at age 52.

What led to your diagnosis?

Stress?! I landed in the hospital with pneumonia and plummeting vital signs. The nurse told (very slowly) that an “On-Call-ogist” was coming to see me. A doctor On-Call? No, I want the full time doc, thanks!