I’ve been to the Oncologist for my “three month after the stem cell transplant” visit. The blood tests came back showing my M-Protein is now 0.2. That number has been as high as 1.8 in January, and down to 0.5 after Chemo treatments, before the transplant. The Doc said she wants me to begin taking a daily low dose of Revlimid. She said cancer patients taking this maintenance dosage have longer periods of time between transplants. I asked how many transplants I might look forward to. Just one more, she said. The bone marrow won’t support more than two. But, she continued encouragingly, if you get two or three years from this transplant, and two or three more from the next, there may be new treatments available by that time.
I found that I sleep best with my feet hanging off the bed, toes pointing to the floor. There’s no pressure from the blankets that way, and little discomfort. I’ve started walking to work again. It hasn’t increased foot pain, so maybe overall it’s good. We’re still working on the neuropathy. I’ve added three daily doses of L-Glutamine to my Multi B Complex. I’ve been taking it for a week or so, it might be helping a little. I will have a moment here or there when I realize that I have not been aware of pain in my feet for a full minute or more. That’s a (painless) step in the right direction!