Last Thursday, I had my monthly appointment with my oncologist and I had my Zometa infusion. WBC and RBC were up slightly and Kappa and Lambda light chains from last month were in the normal range. The best part was that my doctor said there is nothing that he is worried about. So, that means I am not going to worry until my next appointment in June! No drama . . .
There is a Livestrong exercise program at the YMCA and it is in conjunction with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. I have been planning to begin the next twelve week session in June. However, when I received information in the mail today, I was disappointed to see that being diagnosed with multiple myeloma appears to disqualify me from the program. It is the only cancer listed as a disqualifier and I am sure that is because multiple myeloma affects the bones. I called the coordinator to see if that disqualification was cast in concrete or if they made exceptions. I explained that I have had no bone issues since I was diagnosed. She said she will check with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. They have all my records since it was their medical team that treated me during my stem cell transplant. I do hope I can begin this program.
Their tag line is:
Livestrong at the YMCA – Exercise and Thrive
I NEED TO DO THAT!
In my post entitled, Start Walking CL, I set some goals to inspire me to get back into my walking routine:
Goal #1: Walk for 20 minutes 3 times a week.
Goal #2: After two weeks, increase number of
walks to 4 times a week.
I happy to report that I am accomplishing those goals and I know it is because I put them out there for you to read and I feel obligated to be successful! Thank you for being a reader and helping to keep my feet to the fire!
Update on The Fledgling
While I haven’t seen my little fledgling again, I can report that the mother bird has begun nesting again. At first, she tried to build a nest in a different part of the wisteria. She wasn’t finding much success, so she has started refurbishing the old nest. This morning while I was having breakfast on the porch, she was coming and going with nest building materials and working on the nest. I tried very hard, without success, to get a picture of her with her beak full of grass and straw and twigs. All of this activity took place about five or six feet from where I was having my breakfast. It was another one of those small moments that are to be treasured.
Yesterday, my daughter made me a lovely breakfast for Mother’s Day and we enjoyed it on the porch surrounded by the fragrant wisteria. Another small moment to treasure.
Here I am enjoying toast, coffee and a perfect soft boiled egg in a beautiful egg cup:
This has been a week of No Drama and I love it.