Events terrify me these days. They terrify me not because I am socially awkward, though I can be slightly awkward at times because My Myeloma led to my almost sobriety. Events terrify me because they come with so much baggage. The baggage usually comes from my puny brain, and mostly stems from a belief I […]
My writing skills… my mental clarity… my English vocabulary… my concentration… my memory… all rather rusty, I’m afraid, after my vacation. Is it the sea water and sunshine perhaps, like an old Fiat car…? Maybe holiday inertia or just being … Continue reading →
Jani and Robbyn finished up the final Mt. McCaleb Cemetery Book Alpha List for Memorial Day 2013 this morning. Then, Jani and I drove the updated book out to the cemetery, cleaned the little kiosk where the cemetery book is kept, and placed our “work o…
On 16 April, I was eleven months post-transplant. That’s almost a year! And what a celebration I’m going to have for my one-year anniversary, on 16 May! But for now, I’m quite content with quietly appreciating how well things are … Continue reading →
“Out of adversity comes opportunity.” – Benjamin Franklin Tuesdays come around each week, regular as clockwork. These days Tuesdays see me going to Derby. Well, it makes a change from weekly visits to clinic… but that was on Thursdays. Anyway, … Continue reading →
On 2 Apr 2013 started Cycle 2 Pomalidomide at 3 mg nightly and 40 mg Dex weekly (on Tuesday’s). I consulted Dr. Smith at UCH regarding dropping the pomalidomide dosage from 4 mg to 3 mg since my platelets are so low and liable. He was in agreement.Had …
I took ½ Percocet twice for leg pain and “creepy legs”. Started back on the Fragmin 15,000 units injection. I can take 10 mg of dex on Sunday’s and I decided not to take it since I was able to maintain my walking schedule. I had a little bit of chest pain, especially on the left side, which I attributed to stomach acid. I took Pepcid and felt better even though I take Zantac and Prilosec twice daily on a regular basis. My stomach is ALWAYS a bit upset.
Feb 4 2013 (Monday):Didn’t walk Kemmer today because I used all of my available energy to help at the Mackay Food Bank – filling boxes. I wore gloves and mask the whole time – but, I kept up with everyone. I can’t believe they haven’t fired me since I’ve missed so many months.
I decided to take just 7,500 units of Fragmin today since my abdomen is one bigger bruise than it usually is from the injections. I took ½ Percocet twice again in the 24 hours for leg tightness, but I’m sure I do not need it.
Stopped to talk to my neighbor who is here to ice fish on the Mackay Dam…always enjoy our visits.
I had much better energy today…woke to just over an inch of new snow and shoveled my driveway and my father’s which took about an hour. Came home and vacuumed the house and did more laundry.This period of time (15 Nov to 26 Nov 2012) has been a chemo…
I am free. I am free. I am free. Well, for the next ten days I am free. I am free of drugs. Free from treatment. Free from extreme lethargy. Free.* I have been released from my treatment prison on temporary license for ten days. Ten whole days of feeling as near as possible to […]
EJB: Hi Energy, how was your break? Did you have a good holiday?
Energy: Yes thanks. Five days just wasn’t long enough.
EJB: Well, how about a mini break this Friday? I can do without you for a little bit longer.
Energy: Sure thing. Thanks.