I forgot to mention that st Patrick’s day is the day in 2006, I left the hospital after my ASCT. I was in for almost 3 weeks. It was very difficult for me, emotionally, and of course physically. I was very weak, could hardly walk a few hundred feet, food was still a problem and nausea. But hey , I got 4 wonderful years of no drugs except Aredia every 3 months. I was very lucky.
I still feel fortunate that my myeloma is being managed, even with my high kappa light chains.
I’ve meet so many great internet myeloma buddies. I’ve learned a lot from them. I miss the ones who have gone on that even though I didn’t know them physically,knew them by spirit of our mutual disease.