Our Members

Members of PMMNG share their stories here about how multiple myeloma has affected their lives. We especially hope these stories will help new patients. Click the story title or the "Read More" link to read the member's full story.

We'd love to hear your story! If you'd like to add your story, please email it to Mike Burns at mikeb0120@gmail.com.

Maddie's Story

I was diagnosed in February of 2001 at the age of 52.  I had been experiencing some morning nausea and weight loss during the previous six months and attributed both to a set of challenging life circumstances.  Being a single mother of a young boy, working full-time in a demanding job and caring for my elderly parents who temporarily moved in with me to address some of their individual medical needs seemed explanation enough for why I wasn’t feeling myself.  But when I fainted on the job and found myself in the ER, I had a feeling something more significant was happening...

Marilyn's Story

I was in the midst of purchasing a life insurance policy when a routine insurance exam detected an abnormally high protein in my urine.  My family doctor advised me to wait and see if anything progressed and since there were no other symptoms, I felt comfortable with his recommendation.