Hi. My name is Barbara and I was just diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma a week ago. I have been fundraising for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for 10 years through Team in Training. I never would have thought that I would be on the receiving end of the society! I am 61 years old and I work as a massage therapist. I have been having terrible pains for 7 months. About 3 months ago, I was diagnosed with Costochondritis and Fibromyalgia. Luckily, I went to a pain management dr. who said she wanted to do more tests to rule out anything more dangerous. After 2 more months, my medical doctor sent me to a Hematologist/Oncologist and he did a bone marrow biopsy and FINALLY gave me the cancer diagnosis. I am still getting tests to find out the stage and kidney function, but he said 80% of my bone marrow is affected. This doesn't sound good to me. He wants to treat this aggressively and I am starting chemo next Tues. So far, I have not talked with any one who has had this type of cancer so I am glad to find this support group. Hopefully, I will be able to connect with others who are going through this and who have gone into remission. Thank you all for your time. I will be back frequently, I am sure.