It’s back

My last visit to the Doc showed my myeloma is waking up slowly.  Finished a dose of prednisone and melaphan.  Easy to tolerate so far.  Will see in a few weeks what it did to my numbers.  Gary and Amy

DAY 100

Happy Birthday to me….100 days and still chemo free. I’ve also avoided any infection or illness but I’ve stayed away from public places. My only concern at this point is my white cell count is still low. Within the next couple of weeks I will be scheduling xrays, and one of those wonderful bone marrow …

DAY 60

Happy birthday to me. I just turned 60….60 days post-transplant that is. I’ve been on a mental vacation, please excuse, just returned, chemo webs all gone from the brain. I’m gaining strength every day and feeling pretty good. Sometimes you just have to take a vacation from cancer. Update report: I can smell, taste food, …

DAY NINETEEN

The transition from hospital life back to civilian life, post-chemo, has had its challenges and obstacles. I am doing well, as a matter of fact, tomorrow I will be seeing Dr. Shea and hopefully checking out of the hotel and heading home. Still low energy level, nausea under control, require lots of rest but feeling …

DAY FOURTEEN

“I’m free to do what I want any old time” and almost feeling like I could dance across the stage like Mick Jagger—-well not quite, but I’m excited to get out! Just waiting for the wheelchair taxi service to give me a ride! See you on the outside……Gary

DAY THIRTEEN

I took my first walk yesterday afternoon outside the room! The vote was unanimous, they want my room tomorrow. Actually my WBC is up to 15.0 and platelets holding at 66. I’m going home–well almost–out of the hospital and back to the hotel. I’ll be back to UNC on Friday morning for labs, but no …

DAY TWELVE

Talked to the Head Cheese today and received some interesting news. I stand an excellent chance of checking out of the hospital this Wednesday! However, I’ll still have to stay in the area for daily checks. As you probably have guesssed by now, my white count has shot up to 4.4 and other values holding …

DAY TEN!

Saturday…hmmmm…what should a person do…..maybe I’ll stay in tonight and take heavy doses of antibiotics, drink sterilized water and hang out with the old bag (my chemo tree that is!). So those of you who can get out tonight… ENJOY……..Gary

DAY NINE

Gary very tired today. WBC still.1, HCT up to 29.7, platelets low and needed two bags of platelets today. He started to get a sore throat and slight fever last night. Still has low fever and sore throat today. Back on ativan for nausea which usually hits around 1:00 pm but it works great…..currently enjoying …

DAY EIGHT

Looking out my window over UNC-CH campus with Carolina blue sky and sunshine, a few thoughts crossed my mind: There are many people here who aren’t doing near as well as I am and I feel very thankful that I feel so good; I want to thank those who donate platelets, because people like me …