He had me do an x-ray today. The x-ray consisted of like 15 different pictures. He also referred me to a specialist.
But essentially, my hematologist believes that...I have multiple myeloma (aka myeloma). It's what I had seen online when I googled the results he had given me the week before, but I was holding out hope that it wasn't that, since myeloma usually affects people who are at an older age. No such luck. Again, the diagnosis is not set in stone. I have to see this specialist first in order to see what he/she has to say. Perhaps there is another explanation for it.
When I looked at the symptoms for myeloma last week, I noticed that one of the mentioned symptoms was lower back pain. I hated (and hate) to admit it, and I cannot recall at this time if I've mentioned it in my blog before, but I do experience from time to time lower back pain. It's like a throbbing pain..like the pain goes and comes in like 2-3 second waves. Eventually it goes away.
In any case, right now I'm just a little out of it right now. As you might imagine, all I'm kind of thinking is...why? Why does it always have to be something else? Once I feel like I'm kinda conquering one thing...something completely brand new comes up. That said, my hematologist said (and I already knew) that any transplant talk or happenings will have to be on hold/ put off for now.
I don't have an appointment with the specialist yet, but I'm supposed to get a phone call at some point with an appointment to see the specialist.
In the meantime, I have and will continue to leave it in God's hands. Thank you to those of you who posted your thoughts and prayers, and thanks to those of you who have subscribed to my blog. If the specialist does conclude that I do have myeloma, all I can say is that I've beaten the odds and conquered many things in my not-so-long life. That trend WILL continue you. I hope you will all follow me and hold my hand through this journey.