By Dave Christenson on
Thursday, August 30, 2007 10:17 AM
Prior to taking a leave of absence from the area a blood draw was taken and the results showed a 25 % reduction int the myeloma cell count. Good news!!!!!!!!!! Today I return to the oncologist to update on needed medication.
While away it was necessary to visit an ER for a pain cocktail to relieve left leg pain. Quite similar to those muscle aches during the growing years that haunted you at night. Circulation to the feet has caused compounding of ankle swelling and pain which was an expected side effect of medication and has caused much discomfort. Flexibility continues to increase in the back but not without a bruised feeling and the ongoing weakness. Still walking like a duck, you know that old man stride! With time I should overcome and not have it so noticeable.
Visiting with friends and family was a great lift but not without the emotion that I seem to be having when with the highs and lows of pain and medicational effect I am weakened. I 'm much more sympathetic to those emotionally...