Monthly Archives: July 2018

Week 180 of chemo complete: Woke up with a charley horse

A charley horse to begin the day is always a shock. Unfortunately, muscle spasms are common symptoms of multiple myeloma and side effects of my chemo. It feels like a knot is super tight in my leg, the pain is … Continue reading

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Week 179 of chemo complete: Cancer levels are pretty high now

My monthly blood test results show that my cancer levels (m protein) jumped from 25 to between 31 and 32. This is after they spiked from 20 to 25 in June. My Myeloma Specialist/Hematologist and I also use a general … Continue reading

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Week 178 of chemo complete: Everything’s blurry

Chemo treatment is a journey into the unknown. You’ll wake up on morning and something will be different with your body. It may not necessarily be painful or require immediate medical attention, but rather present an inconvenience that you didn’t … Continue reading

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Week 177 of chemo complete: Ready for the unexpected

This morning a hummingbird appeared outside my window, hovered, and then disappeared. Wildlife rocks! It reminded me that at anytime something unexpected can happen that will brighten my day. Excited for tomorrow, ready for the unexpected. To recap: On Sunday, … Continue reading

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Week 176 of chemo complete: My 3 options when I need to change treatment

In March my Myeloma Specialist/Hematologist provided me with 3 options, should we need to change my chemo. My current treatment is Pomalyst + Ninlaro, which are chemo pills. At the time, my cancer levels (m-protein) had been stable for the … Continue reading

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