Not much new to report since I came home from the hospital. I feel great. My cold is probably on the back end. Coughing hasn’t stopped but is much, much better. As far as my blood counts go, I have them checked every Monday and Thursday at Overlook (local hospital) and so far, so good. My calcium is normal and the creatinine (kidney function), although not normal yet, is much lower than last week when I was admitted. The only rub is that my platelets were REALLY low. They gave me two bags on Monday and hopefully that will do the trick. I am not getting bloody noses anymore which is a good sign.
Other than that I am trying to keep busy without leaving the house which is TOUGH! I can’t really go anywhere because my leg is at a 90% chance of a fracture so I need to stay off it as much as possible. Getting in and out of the car is nearly impossible so I limit that to getting my labs twice per week. I have a walker that I move around the house with. I’m getting pretty good at it. The dog is a little freaked but she is getting used to it as well. I think she likes having me home so much.
Outside of that, trying to stay organized at work. Communicate with my clients as best as I can without seeing them. We are having a great month so maybe staying away from them is the BEST thing I can do!
Many thanks to everyone who sent meals over and came to visit last week. Especially thanks to my parents (all four of them!) who flew in and were a tremendous help with the kids, the house and me. We appreciate your support! I know the kids enjoyed the time. Helene and I believe that we should keep visitors to a minimum for the next week so I can go to Penn for the surgery at full strength. The surgery is scheduled for Tuesday 12/23. We are going to head to Philadelphia with the kids the day before on Monday for the pre-testing. Helene will drop me off and then go have fun with the kids in Philly for the day. On Tuesday I am the first procedure so 6:00AM arrival. It should only be one night in the hospital so home on the 24th.
Until then, we just hope things stay quiet. As I said in my last post, Myeloma has given me everything, every symptom, thrown the book at me. It is my turn to fight back!