Hi gang- it’s been pretty rough around here. After 7 Darzalex infusions, they had to stop so that he could get radiation on his hip and both rib cages.
We LOVE his Radiology Oncologist, Dr. M. This guy actually called Dom personally the other day and talked for about 15 minutes. We’ve only had 2 other doctors do that.
The last time that we spoke to him, I said “Doc! When he was diagnosed 10 years ago, it was a breeze. Thalidomide, total body radiation and a stem cell transplant. He was in complete remission for 8 years!”
Dr. M. said, “Dom- you beat the odds, man. You’re 10 years older. The cancer and the treatment are kicking your ass.”
Sure enough. Saturday morning he couldn’t lift his left arm. Horrible pain. He stayed in bed the entire weekend. We called Dr. M on Monday. He ordered a CT Scan for Tuesday.
He called Tuesday afternoon to say that the Darzalex wasn’t working and the cancer caused a BROKEN Collar Bone!
Dom was measured for radiation yesterday and had his first of 5 radiation treatments today. He’ll finish up on Wed.
Then they have to figure out what to do for him. He had originally told them “NO MORE CHEMO”. Thus the Immunotherapy Darzalex. We were SO hopeful.
I guess that they’ll try chemo again. Dom doesn’t want to end up back in a wheelchair, as it is, he’s walking with 2 canes.
So, gang- If you can find it in your heart, please say a prayer.