I'm part of the club: experiencing side effects caused--in part--by ongoing maintenance therapy. I was lucky for so many years. Sure, three or four hours after doing the RVD thing I might feel like I got hit by a truck for a few hours. My neutrophil (ANC) and white blood count tended to run low.
I kicked off my 2016 posts yesterday this way: "Euphoria over a myeloma free PET scan doesn't make everything else OK. I've been struggling with post transplant side effects... Still plenty of drama to kick off 2016." Monday I wrote about how stressful insurance mix-ups can be. And I didn't even get into the financial
It's been an interesting week. I've had better. I plan to spend a few upcoming posts to help unravel the mystery of why different patient's transplant experiences can be so different. Heck, I experienced a different complication following each of mine; my own recoveries were distinctly different, too. Of the three, my autologous stem cell transplant (SCT)
I'm feeling pretty darn good. Except for watching my beloved UW Badgers get manhandled by Alabama 34-17 last night, I'm doing fine. Nothing takes away the sting of a loss like taking Finnegan down to the beach and chasing fiddler crabs by flashlight. I haven't laughed so hard for age! There he was, a foot
Our dear friend, David from Tampa, had a busy summer. A family vacation, catching up work at his consulting business and all things medical are all great signs that he continues to recover successfully. I'll get you links to the family stuff on CaringBridge at the end of the post. As you would expect, let's