Yesterday was Rob’s hematologist appointment. He was pleased with how well Rob was handling the first two weeks of chemo.
He did advise Rob to not wait until the nauseous is so bad to take the anti-nauseous med, but to try and nip it in the bud verses playing catch up to get relief. I mention this, as we have several friends that are also fighting multiple myeloma who are following our blog. We have learned so much from other people’s experience through a multiple myeloma support group and blogs/websites, and want to share tips we learn along the way as well.
The hematologist also looked at the x-ray the surgeon did on Tuesday. He couldn’t believe the severity of the break caused from the myeloma, and showed it to the nurse navigator in disbelief.
I think this is why the surgeon was adamant on Tuesday that Rob is cautious with his shoulder, as the break has a long way to go in healing, but at least we are on the right track. We hope to have a completely different picture in six weeks.
The goal at this point is to get Rob through a few more rounds of these 14-day cycles of chemotherapy, which they will “rev it up” according to the hematologist. The purpose of this is to get Rob where he will be able to undergo a stem cell transplant. That seems to be the pathway we are on now, and it feels good to have a concrete (as much as possible) plan of attack.
His next chemo dates are Monday and Thursday next week, and every night at home for the next 14 days.
Yes, the hematologist did re-iterate that his cancer is very aggressive. News flash cancer-so are we!!!
Thank you for your love and encouragement as we Keep Pounding!!