New Year’s Blessings

And, Happy “Birthday” to me! Today marks two months since my transplant day. It’s hard to believe it’s been two months since I felt so miserable – it both seems like so much longer ago and also like it was just last week. Continue reading

So Much to Be Grateful For!

Day 8, and I continue to improve. My energy is coming back well, and while I have occasional bouts of nausea and what I like to call “the trots”, they are not too bad or frequent. Continue reading

Counting Down to Transplant

Things have more or less continued on an even keel since I last wrote. Now, however, as my Stem Cell Transplant (STC) approaches, everything seems to have kicked up a notch into overdrive. Continue reading

Fear and Faith…and Rollercoasters

So, I’ve had my first rounds of Dexamethasone (steroid) and Aredia (the doc went with that instead of the Zometa for bone strengthening; it’s essentially the same thing). I have yet to start the white blood cell killing chemo pill. A few side effects, but they have passed and I feel more or less “normal”. We’ll see how that holds up after I’m on the Revlimid. Continue reading

Putting on the War Paint

Well, a lot has (and a lot hasn’t) happened since I last wrote. We met with the oncologist (he comes highly recommended), and got a clearer picture of what’s going on. Continue reading