I am blown away-- my older brother (60) has just been diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Is this leukemia? If so-- isn't it odd that 2 siblings have these issues? I have poked around our website here and am not very encouraged with the outcome of multiple myeloma and what I am seeing. There are only a few postings, and definitely not a rambunctious crowd like ours! I am not sure what stage he is in. I only know he was complaining about excruciating bone pain over the holidays. He was just sent home from the hospital and his doctor has him on morphine. I gather he has not started any treatment yet. I need something encouraging to tell him. Is anyone at all familiar with this disease?