At this point things are pretty much status quo. I have now had four IV immune globulin infusions. My immune system numbers had improved enough after the third one that they let me go 2 months before they retested me. Unfortunately, my numbers had dropped enough over the 2 months that my doctor said I needed the fourth infusion.
I’m actually writing this from Houston tonight…and it’s my birthday. Kind of a weird way to spend your birthday. Anyway, my Mama & I are here for a checkup with Dr. Shah at MD Anderson. I will have blood work done tomorrow, and then I’ll see Dr. Shah Thursday at 9:30. It will be interesting to see what my blood work shows. Hopefully he can give us a better idea of when/if we can start treating the actual cancer – the multiple myeloma. I’m ready to get this over and done with and get back to living life & feeling good.
On another note, some people know this, but I have had to step away from my position at the church for now. I was only managing to be able to work 1-2 days a week & then would be out the rest of the week dealing with either running fevers or fighting pain. The days I did work, I would be exhausted by the time I got home. I was walking in the door & walking straight to the bed. That’s just not a fun way to live. Plus, it wasn’t fair to the church because they couldn’t depend on me to be there. So, please pray for all of us as we go through this process.
Well, I guess that’s it for now. If you have any questions, feel free to comment & ask them. I’ll do my best to answer & if I can’t, I’ll ask Dr. Shah when I see him on Thursday.
Thank you everyone for caring so much about what’s going on with me. Your prayers & good wishes are a blessing!