Hi Keep Pounding Rob team!
Rob’s monthly lab work looks great! He will will continue chemotherapy, 3 weeks on, 1 week off.
“If your disease re-appears, we have trials!” A heartfelt quote from Rob’s hemtologist, during the appointment today.
Without the past multiple myeloma drug trials, patients would not have had as good outcome now verses 10 years ago.
Rob told his doctor today he is ready to participate in a trial if his cancer relapses. It feels good having that plan and mindset in place- especially as he remains in “Very Good Partial Response.” Not as good as complete response, and thankfully not as bad as no response.
On a much lighter note- check out this creative and fun surprise that one of his nurses gave us:
A Halloween hand filled with candy!🎃😊👍
On to the eye update:
Rob has been following the surgeon’s orders of lying down all day and night on one side with the exception of 3 10-minute breaks. He is able to walk up the street and back once a day- using the cane as a precuation since he still can’t see out of that eye.
The longer time to get his eyesight back is due to the many other tears they saw during surgery, in addition to the detached retina.
He probably won’t be able to see out of that eye for another few weeks. We will know more on this Friday, along with an update on positioning restrictions. I’ll post an update here after the appointment.
While Rob wasn’t able to go to the Multiple Myemoma Research Foundation (MMRF) 5k this past weekend, I went and picked up our shirts and some other goodies. More about this awesome event in the next post. 😊
Thank you to all that supported us in the walk! We have big plans for MMRF 5k next October (date to be announced) including team shirts for our Keep Pounding Rob walkers and runners!🚶♂️🚶♀️🏃♂️🏃♀️👍👊🎉🎉🎉
Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers!!!