Relapsed High Risk Myeloma – Update July 4 2013

My legs are “creepy” and I have pain from my left toes to my left groin area – ended up taking 1/4 of Percocet during the night, which helped a lot. My gastrointestinal tract seems to be doing better now. My upper right back hurts – probably from post-shingles pain, even though I  am careful to take Faciclovir 3 times daily in 8 hour intervals.

Jane Koeckeritz and her granddaughters arrived late last night from Colorado (680 miles each way) on their way to Boise, Idaho for Jane’s mother’s 90th Birthday Party – I was already asleep in bed – but Jani got everyone settled along with Jane friend Corki (bridesmaid in Jane and Steve’s wedding).

This morning, we were up early and making pancakes for breakfast. Suni (age 14) is an EXPERT and even made a Mickey Mouse pancake for her little sister, Nayana (age 7).

By 10 AM, they were on their way to Boise. Quick visit, but I enjoyed it. L to R: Judy Malkiewicz, Jane Koeckeritz, and Corki.

 Farewell photos from the front porch decorated for the 4th of July.

Then, Jani and I got ready and headed to Mackay’s Kid’s Park for the 2013 Annual Kid’s Races (sack races, 3-legged races, egg toss, water balloon toss, wheelbarrow races). They provide free hot dogs and salads which support the Mackay School PTA. They ask for a donation for the drinks and desserts. We got a hot dog for Dad and Jani ran over to his house right on the corner of Kid’s Park.

Judy Malkiewicz and Ken Krishnek July 4 2013.

 Judy Malkiewicz and Angie Hainline Jul 4 2013.

More photos to follow (check back).