I made a video last night, but I really didn't like it. I didn't want to edit myself, but in this case I am. Anyhow, today a new season starts. Back to treanda, back to heavy duty chemo.
I've had it pretty easy for the past year and a half. Basically it's been my off season. I've felt great, my body wasn't getting beat up.
My numbers have been inching up. Nothing critical. In fact, some numbers, like creatinin, are still looking good. We met with Phan yesterday and he would have been perfectly ok with me continuing on maintenance. He's also perfectly ok with me switching back to my old chemo. There's no right or wrong here. We do it, we test, we see if it works. Well, it'll work.
But I want to stay ahead of the game. I don't want to see my kidneys getting worse and then we make a decision. I don't want to become symptomatic and then we do something. I want to be aggressive. That's going to be my style this new season. Attack, attack, attack. Myeloma won't know what to do. Myeloma will be on its heels. It's go time. It's a new season. Where is the opening game fanfare? Bands, prime time tv. All that.
Tackle Myeloma Bowl Mania
It's college football bowl season. I've created a Tackle Myeloma challenge on ESPN. Pick the winner of all 39 bowl games and rank by your confidence. You get points based on correct picks and where you ranked the game. $10 buy in. Half the funds go to the MMRF and the other half is divided among 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The MMRF has its own challenge where all donations until the end of the year are matched. Win Win Win opportunity. Here is the link for the bowl mania If the link doesn't work, just go to ESPN bowl mania and join the group Tackle Myeloma The password is myeloma. You can pay via paypal at firstname.lastname@example.org