It has been awhile since I posted........just nothing new to report, on the homefront. I'd been thinking, for quite sometime, about writing a post on Coping, when there's nothing with which to cope. Coping when things are good .....or maybe it's just when things aren't bad.
Somehow, I was unable to get enough thoughts together to write a decent post. I got a flu shot and had no flu, but had a very "successful" cold.....and just felt miserable. Just wasn't in any mood to write anything that anyone would want to read. I knew I was getting better, when thoughts began to return to my head and were making their way to my fingers.......itching to be put into words.
My honey was not looking forward to starting his 2nd round of Revlimid/Dex. The first round made him feel absolutely terrible. He was legthargic, weak, felt bad, had no appetite, and any other adjective that I can think of. Of course, the first round started with itching and a rash .....so it wasn't a very good "first impression".
During much of his off week, he also had a cold so he didn't get too much of a break from his misery. But colds have a way of finally clearing up, and he began to feel better before it was time to begin round number two.
Monday started the 2nd round, and so far (keeping fingers crossed) there have been no side-effects this time around. In fact, he's moving better, feeling better, eating better than he has since b/c (before cancer). The Revlimid has a tendency to cause a drop in platelets and blood counts ......not the case here. His are going up!
Today, for the first time in months, we went to the Mall to do some shopping and he out-walked me.
This morning, we were sitting in the Cancer Center waiting for the results of his labs and it appears to me that instead of losing hair......his is growing! Now, my honey was his mother's son (her hair was thin, and so is his), and now it really looks like it's growing.
So, if there are no issues, it gets rid of the MM, and causes his hair to grow in the process.....I consider that an added benefit! Talk about searching for treasures - we'll take them anywhere we can find them.