A Quick Update

Here’s just a quick update regarding my last post:

1.  I don’t have Parvo!  Or any number of strange wacky viruses I was tested for. My general feeling bad is most likely due to diet change (I can’t seem to stomach veggies right now. Protein is very hit-and-miss. That leaves carbs and sugar….and that’s what I’m living on. Very un-health coach, but I have to eat).

2.  The booby lumps are nothing of concern!  THANK HEAVENS!  Dr. B said in his German accent, ‘You have brown fat!  Brown athletic fat!  Normal!’  I said, ‘Dr. B, are you SURE??’  With a snarl plastered on his face and using his best southern American drawl he replied, ‘Yes, I’m SURE!’  Love that man!

3.  I am advancing towards complete remission!!  The majority of my lesions have shrunk and some have even disappeared!  Praise God!!  All but one of my major markers are within normal limits. Now we just keep them there and focus on my M-spike. I NEED to bring it from 0.5 to 0.0, and I need it to stay there…for forever!  The myeloma numbers in my bone marrow went from 65-70% to ‘no more than 5%’!  This is all such good news.

4. Chemo starts this morning.  I’ve already taken my 40mg of Dex. I’m waiting to be called back for infusions of apprx. 7 different prophylactics plus 2 infused chemo drugs and lastly I will be hooked up to my 24 hour chemo bag comprised of another 4 chemo drugs. Yippee!!

My chemo is over in 11 days. I can do this! Any unconventional nausea hints will be appreciated! Nothing seems to help but it will be better than last time. I’m not afraid;)

‘The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?’ Psalm 27

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9 thoughts on “A Quick Update

  1. Today you are my hero! I remain in awe of you and so inspired…my heart feels so much love, joy, and yet heartache at the same time. Today we will tackle this head on and give it all we’ve got!

  2. What fantastic news! I will continue to keep you in my prayers, God is watching over you and will nit leave you.

    You might try Relief Band for nausea. It’s like a wrist watch you wear and it emits an electric pulse. I have used it before – though I have never been on chemo – and I love it. Let me know if you need help securing one.

    Kit

  3. Praise God! Such good news! I was never in doubt, though, that healing would be yours. I will continue to pray and you continue to be the faithful warrior you are!!!!!!!!

    Valencia

  4. So happy to see this post. what wonderful news! Im so excited things are looking up and I know your family will be so excited to see you this week! Take care of yourself and ill see you at drop i’m sure. 🙂

  5. You could not be in better hands ! Even though this monster disease gets many of us in the end UAMS buts us more time . A dear friend was essentially cured there. Off all meds and doing great! It is possible. She could barely walk when we started five years ago. According to the experts I should be in my grave long ago. Hang in there. I really liked smoothies when food was unappealibg and they can put a shot if protein powder in it. Good old cereal and milk goes down pretty easy.

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