ASH is an exciting time of new possible treatments and discoveries for those of us with myeloma. We all know that the next office visit or the next blood draw can throw us back into the awful uncertainty of relapse. Stable disease or even CR can never be a reason to relax and we must always keep in mind what our next personal treatment approach will be.
ASH gives us information to help guide those decisions. It can be so overwhelming, however, that decisions must be made right away on how to best use our limited time. What are the most important topics, and what do I most want to learn? How can I be the most effective advocate for my personal support group and for the thousands of our fellow patients who cannot be here? My goal will be to gain a better grasp on the best treatments we have, and soon will have, for relapsed disease.