Medical Update

DSC_0378We saw the doctor last Friday. I’ve continued to have issues with the chemo crashing my WBC count at the end of the 3 week sessions. Because of that and some other side effects, he is lowering my dose to try to keep it and the platelet counts from going so low. It is holding my cancer number steady, so I hope reducing it doesn’t change that. I go back in 4 weeks.

I keep getting the question of when will I be through with the chemo. The answer is that I won’t. I have to remember that my kind of cancer is not something chemo kills/cures. It can knock it back, but does not irradiate it like other cancers. Eventuality, this form of chemo will quit working and we’ll try another one or a transplant. The good news is that they are discovering new drugs for multiple myeloma, increasing my chances of dying from old age. 🙂 In the meantime, I’m enjoying life, volunteering back to Cru and loving’ on my family.

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2 Responses to Medical Update

  1. Tracey says:

    Hi Maggie. I worked for Crusade from 99-2003. I was overseas in Croatia for a year and then in Atlanta for the rest. I am literally in the hospital right now about to have a bone marrow biopsy because they believe I have myeloma. I am 45 and have 3 young children : ( I just read your entire blog. Thanks so much for starting one!! Grateful to be able to hear more of your journey. I will be praying for you : )

    • Maggie says:

      I am so sorry! I can only imagine what you are going through, facing this. Are you still in Atlanta? Let’s take this discussion to email, but I’m so glad you saw the blog and we can be connected! My prayers are with you and your family.

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