Friday, July 1, 2011

4th of July Weekend/Update

Also: Happy Birthday John, Happy Birthday Uncle Jan and Happy Anniversary Jan and Michelle. 4th of July is one of the better holidays.  I recently watched the documentary Beer Wars, and because of it I should hate the big brewers...trying to crush the little guy. But then I watch the Budweiser commercials with the special edition 4th of July cans and I get fired up. Hell yes Bud!  But no beer for me this holiday weekend.

In terms of my myeloma fight.  I took this week off from updating the blog and from talking about it.  Not much has changed this week. I had chemo on Monday and had the rest of the week off. I start cycle 4 on July 5.  Dr Phan finally found Doxil, there really is a national shortage.  One pharmaceutical company could have rush delivered it, but insurance wouldn't have covered that and it would have been $1,000 out of my pocket.  Instead, for the Doxil treatment on July 8, I'll go to a different location for chemo. Still close to home though.

Put in a fair amount of work hours this week.  But I've been particularly tired all week as well. Lots of naps after work.  Yesterday morning getting ready for work, it took me so damn long to find socks that matched, I got all pissed off. I seem to be moving in slow motion and can't do things very quickly, like find socks.  If I had to guess, I might need another transfusion soon.  But I am getting my normal Friday blood work today and that'll answer the question about my blood count.

This whole time, I've had a great appetite, which is good.  But my appetite is starting to go away, and things that sounded good a couple of weeks ago, now don't sound good at all. Haven't gotten sick yet though and still have my hair. I've lost about 10 or 15 pounds since early May.

What else? I think that is it. Giving Gracie a bath this weekend cause she stinks.

1 comment:

  1. I think whom ever designed socks nowadays, made it to where one will disetigrate in the dryer ( or washer? ) Allways have and will probably continue to look for "the missing sock." I know how u feel. It's not u, its the darn sock manufactures. Dana


Berenson Oncology Success Rate

 Some reading about my myeloma specialist's success rate. A press release and an article from Targeted Oncology.