Great News

Two really great bits of information came to me today in my meeting with my team.One, I have 1% plasma cells. That is normal. There are more tests that need to come back, but Dr. Popat said it probably means I’m in remission! More on this as it come…

feeling good at day 220

Hi to all,well its been a long time since i posted and i just wanted to give you all an update–its now day 220 if i calculated right and i am doing great–as far as i know i am still in remission. i am just on aredia treatments every 2 months i go bac…

Fun With Denise

My friend Denise found a way to get off from work Monday, so she could hang out at the apartment. We are watching The Prestige, a riveting movie (so far). Right now, she’s on the phone with her sister (my mom called just a few moment before) and the …

Not detectable!

There actually is time to worry, after all. When the doctor told me he might want to do a bone marrow test for myeloma if my blood counts continued to go down, I experienced some anticipatory anxiety, best relieved by thinking of something positive. My…

A Little Experiment

Since I’ve started eating more…well, it appeared my gastro-intestinal issues were worsening. So I called my Pharmacy M.D. at the hospital to see what he would suggest I do…other than taking Immodium three or four times a day. He brought up the dr…

Photographs of My New Apartment and Julie

Finally, photos! Here are the pictures I’ve been promising. As you can see, I now have a great apartment with a great view of the “lake” and its fountains. The French doors lead to the patio overlooking the water. I’ve also included a picture of Ju…

A Game of Wii

It’s a long Tuesday at MDA today. Longer than usual, since I’m here at 8AM for some blood work. Good thing I’m feeling better.Tonight or tomorrow I plan to take pictures of the new apartment so I can post them on this blog.Last night, I played games …

Saturday Update

My computer and e-mail (swilder@ccccd.edu) are working again. I’ve moved into the new apartment. (Pics tomorrow!) To obtain my new address see the right side of this blog. For my new land line, call my cell phone. My new apartment does not have an…

Computer Virus…Better It Than Me

My computer crashed a few days ago, so I’ve been unable to check e-mail or update my blog until just now. Actually, I think CCCCD must be updating their system because I can’t even check my e-mail tonight. The problem is usually resolved by morning, so…

New Digs

I discovered on Sunday that I have the opportunity to move into an apartment that overlooks a lake here at the apartments. There are many aspects of this apartment with a view that I think will help my recovery. For one, I’ll be able to comfortably h…