I am still feeling okay. After a week in Michigan with my siblings and their families I realize how much further I need to go to build up my strength and stamina, but I am happy that I am able to do most things I would like to do if with a little less vigor than before. We had a wonderful time and the weather was perfect for being on the beach, regardless of age.
I had my monthly chemo treatment just before I came and I also had my semi-annual PET scans done at the same time. Needless to say, it was a very long day so it was great I was taking off for Michigan the next day. The PET scans are the best indication of how I am doing with this current course of treatment so I am waiting to hear from Dr. Mehta for the results.
I am still dealing with low white blood cell counts so I fight different kinds of infections from time to time. Hopefully we can find the right combination of medications in the chemo treatment to bring my counts back to the normal range.Right now I am trying to clear up some skin infections.
In the meantime, Terri and I are enjoying the summer as much as we can. It is great for us to get away to our stuga in Michigan for a little rest, relaxation, and fun. Hoping that the weather continues to improve as we will have our whole family up here the last week in July. Time with the 5 little ones on the beach is lots of fun.
Please hope and pray that the results of my PET scans show that the multiple myeloma is contained and I can continue doing what I am doing. Thank you.