Watch: Karen Wilde, myeloma patient story
30 May 2023
Every week, 38 Australians are diagnosed with multiple myeloma, according to Myeloma Australia.
Mum of four, Karen Wilde was diagnosed in 2012 following a routine blood test to investigate why she wasn’t recovering from a surgery as anticipated.
“I was working as a physio in private practice when I had a couple of bad luck accidents,” Karen said. “I got knocked over by a horse float which led to a serious foot injury and a total hip replacement. I thought I should be able to jump out of bed after this, but I didn’t.
“I decided it was my old life I had to leave behind, and this was my new life.”
Watch Karen’s story:
Long (11 minutes) Multiple myeloma patient | Karen Wilde’s story
Short (4 minutes) Multiple myeloma patient | Karen Wilde’s story