Up to this point, I have been writing a weekly column for the Myeloma Beacon.
But starting today, I am cutting-back my writing schedule at the Beacon to once a month.
This month’s column recaps the recent success of my RVD (Revlimid/Velcade/dexamethasone) chemotherapy combination. It also describes a number of side-effects which plague me day to day.
If you are interested, you can go to:
My column will now run the first Thursday of each month. Considering my health and other writing projects, I think it was time–I had written a weekly column for the Beacon for almost two years.
Many of you email and comment, wondering how I can keep going and do what I do. The answer is: Very carefully! I only write for ten or fifteen minutes at a time before I need to get up and stretch and try to straighten-up–still painful back issues, you know…
Some mornings my fingers are so stiff they simply don’t want to work. I can’t really write anymore. That is why I sign my books simply “Pat” in large, bold letters.
I’m OK with all of this–as long as I can still use a keyboard. And as several readers have pointed out, at that point I can use voice recognition software.
No worries! But I want my fellow patients to understand I go through many of the same, annoying and sometimes debilitating side-effects as you do…
Thanks for reading! Feel good and keep smiling! Pat