Saturday, July 2, 2011
Just two months, and three weeks.....
On Tuesday, we learned that his M-Spike has begun to creep back up. It's only 0.3, but we'd much rather it had stayed at nothing! We have a trip planned to a beautiful RV park, in the Virginia mountains, near the Blue Ridge Parkway. We're continuing with our trip plans, with Dr. H's blessings and urgings. Breathing that fresh mountain air and getting away from the humdrum of everyday life is always good for the soul, and maybe the health, too!
The timing of The Myeloma Beacon's article "Early Relapse May Be Linked To Shorter Survival In Elderly Myeloma Patients" could not have come at a worse time, for me. There are things I read, that I never tell (Bob) and this was one of those articles.
Tuesday was the "I can't believe this is happening, again" type of day. As the renowned MM Specialist stated, there is tremendous anxiety among Myeloma patients ........dreading relapse......and then, it actually happens.
We knew those cells could start to proliferate, again, we had just hoped it wouldn't happen so soon. We'll enjoy our trip, each other, and the mountains.....and when we return we'll hope that the good mountain air has taken away his need for more Chemo! (I can dream, can't I?)