Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Doing fine

Sorry if I got anybody worried by not positing for awhile. I didn't post because I didn't have much to report. It's now two weeks since I've been home and overall things are going very well. I still experience some intermittent queasiness, but it is less frequent. My stomach is still somewhat fussy about what I eat. Comfort foods are the most welcome. I'm not too open to sweets or cooked greens (like kale or spinach). On the positive side, I've suspended the anti-nausea meds. I feel less fatigued than I did two weeks ago, but I'm unable to do much more than walk for exercise. I tried hitting some tennis balls with Susan twice over the weekend, but was only able to do so for about 10 minutes before I got dizzy and had to stop. This was somewhat discouraging. I am getting a bit loco staying home with limited activity. I pass the time reading, walking on the sidewalk near the beach, running errands, and meeting friends for lunch. Not a bad life, really, but I would like to get back to where I can do more. But these are minor complaints. Overall, I'm ahead of the curve on recovery and expect that I'll be much closer to resuming normal activities by this time next week. As for my prognosis....there really is nothing to report. I'm assuming everything is fine and we will know for sure in about 3 months when I do my first post-transplant bone marrow biopsy. When I was drafting this post in my head I was toying with the phrase "I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired." Besides that sounding like a corny country song title, it really overstates the case. I'm mostly feeling very good and am getting anxious to get back to work, ride my bike, and eat my normal diet. Patience is not one of my better virtues.


  1. It may be one of your better virtues before this is all over!

  2. Dude, if you're just walking along the beach, make it worthwhile and get a metal detector. And a big floppy hat. And a sand scoop thing. In 10 years, I've almost paid for mine!
    Greg Sessler
    March Madness, Baby!!!

  3. It's good to hear from you again Ed. I'm looking forward to some better days too. I'm just into my 12th day of therapy. I'm doing Revlimid, Dex and Zometa will start on March 20. So far I'm tolerating the therapy without much difficulty. It's too soon to tell but I think I'm doing well. A blood test on the 13th and doctor's appointment on the 20th when I start the Zometa with an IV.
    You're doing really well. You'll get your energy back before long. Thanks again for posting.