Medical Update :(

I swear….I just can’t seem to get a handle on this physical MM stuff. It’s really starting to piss me off…….BIG TIME. Let’s wander back to short time ago (19 days ago to be exact) when I was admitted to the hospital for the neutrapenic fever. Y…

August Already……

I can’t believe it is August already. The summers in Florida are always brutal…… how did I do it when I was younger, just laying on the South Florida beaches, just baking? Or even just a short 7 years ago, when I spent EVERY Summer weekend, sittin…

Andre’s Obituary Notice

My brother-in-law works for the weekly paper where we had Andre’s obituary notice published. It was also mentioned in a roadracing magazine. We are planning a secular memorial service (celebration of his life seems to be the better term) in Dallas, T…

REMISSION!!!

With everyone’s fingers crossed and prayers we have reached REMISSION!Mark and I seen Dr. Zangari today and he went over all labs and the bone marrow biopsy. He is not showing any markers of the myeloma. Dr. Zangari was almost amazed at how well Mark h…

More on the Wedding

I’ve recently discovered that it is impossible to schedule a short date for a minimal, sensible wedding because, at some point in the process, fiancées connect to a primitive female communications sub-carrier, which appears to men to consist of slow…

Sometime later

I just wanted you all to know, if you are still reading this, that I am feeling good at the moment. Just got back from 2 weeks in the far north of Scotland. There can’t be many places left in the country that are as beautiful or as quiet. Here we can h…

"Normal" Life…..

I think if you took a poll of cancer patients, they would tell you the one thing they really really want, is to have a “normal life” or get back to what was their normal life. I know that goes through my mind in lots of different ways, as the topic has…

4:21 PM

Andre died today in my arms. He was handsome until his very last breath. I’ve thanked him for the 9 wonderful years we’ve spent and for making me happy. I love him so much and I’m going to miss him dearly.

Still Hangin’ in There…….

I went to the doctor’s office on Thursday (2 days ago) to receive my 2nd injection of the IV chemo drug Velcade. I was so terrified because of what had happened to me after the first injection, and so so so did not want to end up hospitalized this week…

Back in my Own Bed…..

Was released from the hospital on Sunday afternoon, after arriving there about 11:00 AM on Thursday. The Readers Digest condensed version of what happened: Received my 1st velcade infusion on Friday the 10th. Felt ok and then as I had written, started …