November 2. :(

Well, the nurse called late yesterday. M-protein still at .5

Im disappointed but at least it’s not going up. But is revlimid doing anything? Is it keeping me stable at this number. 

I don’t really know. I guess we all want to see results when we take chemo drugs, but it doesnt always happen. That’s 3 months on revlimid. So I guess well just go forward and see how the next 2 cycles are. 

Depressed but I’ll get over it. 

Zometa treatment

So, here I am in the treatment center. Appointment with Dr. L went well. He always takes the time to listen. Since I feel good , it’s an easy appt. I am not having any problems, except my m-protein. So we’ll know next week, start revlimid or wait. He reminded me to watch out for shingles, and that relatively speaking my m protein is small.Imageso, this treatment is to strengthen bones. Multiple myeloma is a blood cancer that affects the plasma,so bones get damaged, either with fractures for what’s called lytic lesions . Here’s the hubby who’s come with me every single time for 8 years. This is a relatively easy treatment, IV, and about 1 hour.ImageImageImage

Monoclonal protein update

So, my cancer marker, m protein is up again. It went from .42 to .5 

whr this means to me is I have myeloma cells starting to wander around my blood stream ,. He said not to worry its very small, but if it goes up again next month, then I will want to go back on the drugs. Yes, they’re hard to take but I can still work, and do most stuff. Usually I’m more tired and WBC can get low. But since I monitored every month I would know.

im actually doing ok with this, since sooner or later it was going to happen.

On other notes, it is freaking hot here. Thank goodness we have a pool. It’s only a Costco one, but it’s cool and refreshing.i can’t do too much outside that’s for sure.

I had B pick up half a flat of organic strawberries, so I’m going to make some jam today or tomorrow . And try out my new loaf pan . Very excited.

Budget is pretty set for July, I told my noes working son, I want him to pay his cell phone. So he will give me $40. I’m going to put that in my 52 week savings which got used last week so I need to rebuild it. My $5 dollar challenge is good and I’m up to $150. Next week will be expensive as B needs new tires and his car service. We also ordered propane and that was $300. So lots going out. 

Hoping to get to ikea soon to check out table and sofa. Especially , after reading pancakes and french fries blog on ikea sofas.

I’m going to work on menus for the week and figure out what were doing 4 th of July .

Sunday night chit chat

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  • Reading? The new Jack Reacher”A Wanted Man” , very good.
  • Listening to? We were listening to the wind.
  • Watching?later, Castle.
  • Cooking/Baking? Made the stuffed shells ,from the freezer cookbook, a big salad with blue cheese dressing.
  • Happy you accomplished this week?alot with my new freezer cookbook.
  • Looking forward to next week? I have next Saturday off, so I’ll go to the farmers market!
  • Thankful for today? My 2 great kids, my cancer is stable, and my husband.
  • *Bonus Question* Do you like your name? Would you change it if you could?
  • I’ve always liked Anne or Annie.