It has been a week since I last posted, and although there are no monumental events to share, I thought I would give everyone a recap of some things that have happened over the last 7 days.
On the medical front, on Tuesday, I started another cycle of chemo. This means that I'll visit the docotor's office four times over 14 days for infusions of several different drugs. I'll then go for 7 days with no treatment and that will conclude the 21-day cycle of treatment. The next 21-day cycle will start at the end of my 7-day rest period. My blood counts are still pretty low, so I got a blood transfusion yesterday (2 bags of whole blood and 1 bag of platelets) to boost those levels back up (don't forget to donate blood and platelets if you can...people actually use them!). This pattern of chemo followed by transfusion might continue for awhile until the chemo takes hold and knocks back the myeloma far enough to allow my counts to rise. The photo below shows me at the end of a bag of blood...you can see that the bag on the rack looks pink instead of red as it gets to the end.