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I'm glad I found this forum. I was diagnosed with MGUS. Light chains are very high. Waiting on a 24 urine as they found light chains in my urinalysis.
I've seen a hema/onco. 3 month follow up. I was diagnosed with pulmonary embolisms in August.
I feel like a sitting duck waiting.

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Hi, @myboyzr2, Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect! I’m glad you found this forum too. It really helps to meet others who are traveling along the same road. There are several discussion related to MGUS~Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance.

(MGUS) is a condition in which an abnormal protein — known as monoclonal protein or M protein — is in your blood.
For most people it doesn’t pose a problem but it can progress into more serious diseases. We have quite a few members in our forum who have also been diagnosed with MGUS. I’m posting links to discussions on MGUS below, along with Mayo Clinic’s webpage on MGUS.

– Does anyone else have MGUS? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mgus-diagnosis/
– MGUS: Please, let me know I not alone https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mgus-2d464e/

– MGUS diet: Any tips on food to enjoy or prevent progression? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mgus-bgus-diet/

I’d like to introduce you to @pmm, @momsys,@mommatracy5, and @dazlin who were diagnosed with MUGA. These would be great people to Connect with for support. ☺️

I know waiting for labs is so stressful. Wishing you some good news on yours! Are you currently on any treatment for your MGUS?

Hi @myboyzr2 I just wanted to make sure you have seen this reply from @anng53 which was meant for you. https://connect.mayoclinic.org/comment/789063/

How are you coping? Feeling a little less stress? I know it’s the holiday week, but have you heard back with results from your 24 hour urine test?

Free Kappas can cause kidney damage. Has anyone with MGUS been treated to reduce free kappa levels ?

Welcome to the MGUS club. It does seem a bit maddening to rely on the wait and see methodology, but that’s what we do.

I didn’t have the M protein in my urine. They do a pretty extensive bloodwork every three months and I know that, they monitor my kidney function closely. So far, everything has been OK.
I say this a lot because I find that the impact of anxiety really translates into physiological symptoms, but the more anxious I become the worse I feel. My white count shoots up in response to anxiety. It’s as though my body is fighting a physiological adversary. For this reason, I try to stay calm and centered about the diagnosis. While it’s true, that sometimes MGUS progresses to smoldering multiple myeloma or myeloma, that is rare statistically. I think it’s important to remember that. Live your life fully and not let anxiety be your theme song.
The other glass is half full thought I try to remember is that as a result of this diagnosis, I get excellent preventive medical care. They do such a thorough analysis, every three months with periodic scans, looking for lesions, that it is unlikely that some lethal disease will sneak up on me.
As a result of my MGUS workup, I know oh so much more about my 70 year old body and potential pitfalls than I ever would were I not so well attended.
Keep the faith.

I am 68 years old and diagnosed with kappa light chain deposition disease. My kidney function declined and I lost 20 pounds within a few months. I have had both kidney and bone marrow biopsies. My treatment protocol will be similar to treatment for multiple myeloma. My first infusion is scheduled for mid February.

At Renown in Reno, NV.

All the very best for you edna68