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Multiple Myeloma Side Effects- CIPN, RILP

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My MM side effects of CIPN and RILP and resulting leg weakness began with my aggressive conventional therapies in ’95-’97 and have slowly progressed ever since.


Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) and Radiation-induced Lumbosacral plexopathy (RILP) are painfully-real multiple myeloma side effects that are not  well understood.

The issue for newly diagnosed multiple myeloma patients to understand is that MM side effects will occur. The key to these debilitating side effect of chemotherapy and radiation is that you can heal your nerves IF you are both PRO-active and RE-active.

I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in early 1994. The official diagnoses or medical terms for the multiple myeloma side effects that I live with are

  1. chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) and
  2. radiation-induced lumbosacral plexopathy (RILP).

When people ask me why I walk the way I do I tell them I suffer from nerve damage from chemo and radiation. My nerve damage and resulting leg weakness began with my aggressive conventional therapies in ’95-’97 and have slowly progressed ever since.

There are many degrees of CIPN from temporary numbness and tingling to severe burning sensation. In my case my leg strength is disabling and I am writing about how to avoid falls.

I am both a MM survivor and MM cancer coach. If you would like to learn more about therapies to prevent multiple myeloma side effects such as CIPN and RILP, scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply to you ASAP. 

If you would like to learn more about both conventional and evidence-based non-conventional therapies scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply to you ASAP.

Thank you,

David Emerson

  • MM Survivor
  • MM Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

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CIPN info

The focus of this particular blog post the importance of avoiding falls.

I was born in ’59 and wouldn’t normally be worried about falling. However, as cancer survivors say, we need to learn the “new normal.” Nerve damage has weaken my legs and therefore I am prone to falling.

A Tiny Stumble, a Life Upended

“After a fall, life is upended in an instant — a sudden loss of independence, an awkward reliance on family and friends, and a new level of fear for those who fall, and their contemporaries…”

Steps to Avoid an Accident

“Preventing a fall, and the resulting injuries, isn’t simply a matter of being more careful. Indeed, experts who have studied falls wish that people would take measures to protect themselves much as they do against heart disease or viral infections…”

So What Do I do?

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My solution? Walking sticks. Not a walker, not one or two canes, but walking sticks. The upright hand grips allow me to stand-up straight. They are light, adjustable and strong (I am 6’6″ and 200 lbs). Excellent value.

They have straps that allow me to let go of a walking stick and not have to bend over and pick it up.


Radiation-induced neuropathy in cancer survivors☆

“Radiation-induced peripheral neuropathy is a chronic handicap, frightening because progressive and usually irreversible, usually appearing several years after radiotherapy. Its occurrence is rare but increasing with improved long-term cancer survival….”




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