Revlimid it is…

I was declared in complete remission on Monday last. Deciding on a maintenance regimen took most of this past week’s brainpower, emotions, energy.

After much discussion, reading more studies than I care to cite, discussions with the doctor, I decided to go with Revlimid versus nothing.

Revlimid for myeloma

Quick facts: myeloma time to remission=3-4 yrs.; Revlimid might add 25% to time to relapse; worst side effect is potential secondary cancer; no matter what I’ll be having another transplant when myeloma returns, which it will no matter what I do.

Then there’s the kicker, the bottom line: all this odds thrown out the window because NOBODY KNOWS what might happen either way!!!

Myeloma could return in 6 months or 15 years!!!

All I know is I’m shooting for 85 so I can see the grandkids grow up.

Almost home, well sort of

Did the MMT chemo education piece today. Good detail. Too long, but informative.

I am in a better emotional space than previously. Therefore I am able to deal with the medical details better. And I love learning about all this.

Huntsman does an excellent job of inclusion with patients.