Hi again. I started my first treatment for Kappa MM in June 2016 at age 75. Since then I have been on 5 more protocols. As they stopped being effective, as all eventually do, my local doctor consulted with Mayo doctor and we moved forward. There are so many new treatments for blood cancers that there is reason for high hopes for all of us! You may laugh but I love change. Every change was welcome. Bottom line, all have helped much in the way of managing a chronic disease. You ask if I am in remission. The answer is yes, but the way I got there was pretty much divine. This fall I had 2 major emergency surgeries in 8 days. On learning what was ahead I asked God to take care of all things cancer because I would have my hands full with all things spinal and neurological. Two months later, after no treatment and unimaginable stress, it was time to get labs and restart treatments. We got a Christmas miracle. Against all things reasonable I was in full remission. No myeloma cells in blood or urine. So now we are back to the Mayo plan to ease into maintenance. Please know that there is always a treatment option available these days. Is your mom understanding MM in the way you are, sharing in conversation together what you learn?