I like to think that after 5 years I have this myeloma thing figured out. I understand my treatment and how it's going to make me feel. I know what to look for in my labs. And I think I generally can gauge how I am doing by a variety pack of symptoms. Then there are days like today. I have chemo later this afternoon. This past weekend I got in two good hikes. Yesterday I felt good, no lingering achiness from the hikes. This morning I should feel great. But my body and legs ache again and I'm a little worn out. WTF? But that's the thing. We never really know how we might feel day to day and what is the cause. I'm basically on cruise control with treatment. I'm healthy enough to climb a mountain. But you can never relax and not think about myeloma. I've asked other patients who have had the disease for a decade or longer if they are ever able to go a day without thinking about myeloma. And the answer is no. It's always hanging out in their thoughts. Freaking annoying. Today's aches and pains are unexplainable. It's just one of those things. I'll go to the gym before chemo and try to work things out. A little stretching, movement and exercise should help.
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