Really Good Day

I just called mom, probably 6:45. She hadn’t answered two of my earlier calls. When I DID get to talk to her she sheepishly told me that she had swiped the earplugs they gave her for the MRI. She said they were really good and had a cord attaching them…

Saturday 9:30 AM

My mother wanted me to reasure all her readers that :She is still in general remission, but because her 13th and 14th chromasomes are also mutated her strain of Multiple Myeloma is much harder to treat. This is why Dr. Wolf wants to get to the bottom o…

6:00 PM

The Doctor in S.F. noticed some stuff in a past MRI and thinks it may be that OR that there could be a pocket of cells that didnt get killed. If this is the case she’ll begin radiation.According to ther “This doesnt mean anything bad…I’m not sick……

5:21 PM Friday

Mom has been admitted to UCSF, they will be doing tests tonight and through the weekend. My dad is coming home as neither of them were anticipating staying through the weekend.

Bump in the Road

Mom has been having a lot of hip/leg/back pain lately. It had been gettting worse. She figured theyed get it sorted out on her appointment in San Francisco, but didn’t think it’d be anything big. Ijust got a text message from her saying that the “pain …

Dye n a Cold

Last week we dyed moms peach fuz.Before:After: Not a HUGE difference but now the really light hairs cant all hide. We might try again now that I know the dye won’t stain her scalp a funny color!Mom got a cold last weekend and hasn’t had much fun with i…

Going to Watch A Movie

Today mom is mostly a two year old. However she’s still my mom. One of the hardest parts of this Multiple Myeloma journey is maintaining a mother daughter relationship (and even a father daughter relationship) when the daughter becomes a caretaker. Mom wanted a shower today. Well, first she kept telling me she was going to watch a movie as she was waking away from the room with the DVD player. Once we established that she was in fact going to take a shower, she didn’t want my help doing anything. I just stood within rescue reach as she unsteadily climbed into the shower. She made a couple exclamations when the water was colder than she had anticipated, or she couldn’t quite transfer the water from the bath spout to the shower head. I asked if she wanted help, but she boldly declared that, no, she didn’t want any help. I got her clothes out and ready. The water stopped. She had her own towel and didn’t want help getting it. As she stood there, cold, wet, contemplating stepping over the tub ledge with her unsteady limbs she finally let me help. We got her dressed and into bed and everyone was more comfortable. She is contentedly listening to an audio book in bed now. She has her moon boot down slippers on to keep her feet warm. The neuropathy is still causing weird sensations in her legs and feet. Her meds are leaving her pretty dazed and confused.

Ps. Mom’s phone got doused in grape juice somewhere between when she left for the mountains at 1 on Friday, and Sunday. Should you wish to get ahold of her today you can call her on my phone.

Through Thick and Thin

As written/transcribed by Jessica, any misplaced or lack of commas are that of the typist:No change in the blood clot. I received a 7 day supply of blood thinning shots which makes tomorrow the halfway point. I’m hoping for some change or progress by t…