Actually, I’m a little surprised to still be here. When I was diagnosed in 2005 with myeloma, the average survival rate was 3-5 years. I remember my first radiation appointment and the radiation oncologist said oh, 3-5 years survival. I just about fell over right there. But here I am. And even more amazing, after 5 years of Revlimid and then Pomalyst for 6 months, I started Velcade and voila… I am in remission. Six sessions of Velcade or over 7 months. who knew. Pretty amazing and I am enjoying it for all it’s worth. I know I’ll relapse again, but for now, I’m a pretty happy camper. Although getting older means more aches and arthritis stuff, generally I feel good.
My son made me an amazing breakfast with cinnamon rolls, eggs, cheesy hashbrowns, and bacon. Yumm. Plus some lovely gifts.
Tonight is pizza night which I am cooking! I’m going to do a marguerite one, a bacon and chicken one, and ? I’ve been cutting the pizza dough in thirds and that seems to be just the right size.
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Happy happy birthday Christina! Wow, you have really beat myeloma back and I am thrilled you are doing so well! Sounds like your body really responds well to treatment! Did you have a SCT, or just the meds you mention above? You’re 4 (Dx) years ahead of me, and doing better than me! Congrats on all your birthdays! Enjoy your day and best wishes for a zillion more birthdays! xoxo Julie :))
yes, in 2006 , then I was off all drugs till I relapsed in 2010.
Happy Birthday and many more! I think you are doing fantastically well and will continue to do so. Love your cooking commentary, always!
I feel pretty good. I get my labs next week so I’ll see how month 3 is.
A belated Happy Birthday! Hope you had a really lovely day 🙂
Oh thank you for the good thought. It was a lovely day here in Northern California. Beautiful fall weather.
As we say in my house: “May this next year be your best year yet!”
Thank you for your kind wishes, dear Christina and Happy Birthday to you too. And many, many happy returns ! xxx