February 10, 2013
Today is Rm 3-1. The “m” replaces the “d” because the steroid I’m now taking is methylprednisolone.
Today, Kathleen and I went to church at the Chapel of St. Andrew. After, we hightailed it down to Miami where we saw The Magic Flute at the Adrienne Arsht Center. It was a wonderful production. The singer for the the Queen of the Night was great!
Last night, we met Rich and Dottie for dinner at Boca Skewers. Then it was on to the community theater production at Sugar Sand Park in Boca Raton to see Kiss Me, Kate. We had never seen this before. Cole Porter does a masterful job of weaving Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” into a modern musical, reminiscent of “Noises Off” – another play within a play. Many of the tunes were quite familiar, especially “Always True to You in My Fashion”.
But on to the reason for this blog. I met with Warren on Thursday. He said he had received a message from James Berenson, with my recommended therapy moving forward. He said he was willing to try it. So, tonight I started my third round of Revlimid therapy, but this time at only 10mg. Oh yes, I also got my most recent blood level numbers and my M-Spike had come down slightly to 0.6!
Thank you, Lord Jesus, for my healing.
Hi, Karl – not about myeloma but about your recent theatre experiences. Magic Flute is my favourite of Mozart’s operas – it’s such fun and such glorious music. I have performed the Papageno / Papagena duet and it remains a firm favourite. Also, you may not remember but I played Kate in our 2007 Kiss Me Kate production which was a terrific experience and one of my most demanding roles. I am so pleased to hear of your progress and the reduced m-spike. Hurrah!