One man's experience with multiple myeloma

June 19, 2012

Day 4 of 9 with no cytotoxics or steroids.

Had more energy today. This afternoon noticed that the Peripheral Neuropathy was starting to show its unwelcome face. Fortunately, I had already scheduled a full-body massage for later in the afternoon. I asked the therapist to pay some attention to my hand and feet, which she did.

I am happy to report that as of now, at 9:20 pm, the PN symptoms have departed and I feel much better.

It is so important to use the and and and approach to fighting cancer. None of can hope to do our best only relying on one avenue to fight this disease. Use them all: your physician, the thoughts an prayers of your family, friends, co-workers, your church family, your chiropractor, your massage therapist, and spiritual healing you ask for yourself and for that provided by others. Use them all!

June 18, 2012

Day 3 of 9 with no cytotoxics or steroids.

I was very tired today. Left work early, and took a nap. Felt better after.

June 17, 2012

Day 2 of 9 with no cytotoxics or steroids.

Kathleen and I went to our usual service at the Chapel of St. Andrew at 10:30. After church we drove down to the Sea Watch, which is fast becoming our favorite spot for lunch on Sundays. We went to celebrate Father’s Day. On the way, I spoke with both Kirsten and Kris who called while we were en route. It was great to have the chance to speak with both of them.

Once there, it was a perfect time to be there. Beautiful view, wonderful cool breeze, a nice bottle of Prosecco, a terrific Lobster Roll, and my partner, Kathleen, sitting next to me. How much closer to heaven can a person get?