jm's Adventure with Multiple Myeloma: I Was Retired and Now I'm Just Tired - November 12 2012

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Monday, November 12, 2012

I Was Retired and Now I'm Just Tired - November 12 2012

I retired in 2004 after 29 years at the same job. I loved my job, but retirement is NOT overrated! Then, on 24 May 2011, I was diagnosed with high risk (4:14, 1q21) multiple myeloma which has turned in to a full-time job! I don't think a single week has gone by in the last 18 months that I haven't had a blood draw or chemo or both.

I'm always jealous of other multiple myeloma patients who say in their blogs, "don't have to get another check for 3 months!" And on the other hand, many are probably jealous that I'm retired!

So far, I've survived two autologous stem cell transplants, tons of chemo, and driven a gazillion miles. Right now, in my second relapse with 60 % plasma cells back in my bone marrow, I devote two days a week to chemo with 270 miles of driving, a motel stay and another morning to a blood draw with 60 miles of driving...which makes me just plain TIRED!
My Revlimid 10 mg for Cycle 2 arrived today FedEx, November 12 2012.

1 comment:

  1. I hope you will have a chance to get some rest before you leave for Scottsdale and that this will be a very positive and productive trip for you.