Just Can’t Get Comfortable

That title fits me in two ways.  First, I just can’t find a design on here that I can get comfortable with. I want one that is easy to get to “Site Admin,” is attractive, and easy on the eye or to read. I’m not real happy with this design. So, until I find the …

Keeping On Keeping On

The follow-up labwork did not show any problems related to having hyper-thyroidism. Doctor J said we’d just monitor it. I see him every 3 or 4 months. Physical Therapy (PT) is coming along. My pump is also doing just fine. I continue to have the medicine increased slowly. With each increase I go through an …

January 2010

Here it is mid-January 2010 and I still feel like I’m struggling. I am making some progress with physical therapy (pt). It’s slow, that is for sure. You have to do these exercises every single day in order to get certain muscles to work at all. Skip one day and you start to lose traction. …

I Need Attitude!!!

A book that has helped me lately is Don Piper’s Heaven Is Real. Don Piper is the minister who was killed in a head-on collision with a Mac-truck. He spent 90 minutes in Heaven before he returned, painfully alive. At first it [Heaven is Real book] was somewhat of a slow-read for me. Then beginning …

Physical Therapy Beginning (Since Medtronic Implant)

Last week I had my first physical therapy (pt) appointment. My physical therapist (PT) goes by “Woody.” He’s very professional and very kind. I like him very much and I’m very, very comfortable with him. We spent most of the hour getting to know one another, which is important since we will be working closely …

Forgot to Say

I didn’t say what I intended after my last visit with my oncologist. My MM markers are doing fine. My M-spike actually decreased. I just keep healing myself it seems I did mention I keep asking Dr. M about whether he’s had a patient with my same experience (spinal cord damage from radiation) until he …

Caregivers & Support

I know what I want to say, but I don’t know how to do it. I’ve written several entries on this, just to delete them. Maybe I don’t know what I want to say, I’m not really sure. I guess I find myself feeling alone in some ways. Oh, but I’m not alone. I have …

Progress

The Baclofen Pump was successfully implanted last Wednesday. I had a follow-up appointment today. So far, great. We’re slowing increasing the dosage, which is still way lower than what I was taking through pills. I have lots of strengthening therapy ahead of me, I’m sure. Once seated after a while, I dread getting up because …

Intrathecal Pain Pump

November 4th, Wednesday, I’m having a Baclofen Pump implanted. This pump will contain liquid form of the Baclofen. A tube going from the pump to my spinal cord will transfer the medicine. This way the medicine goes straight to my spinal cord where it’s needed. It will relieve me of the rigidity and spasms in …

July 2009 – Checking In

I was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in October 2005.  It came upon me so suddenly.  One morning I jogged 3 miles in 33 minutes plus worked out with weights.  That evening I was deathly ill with a Strep B infection.  My immune system was so low that I wasn’t able to fight it off.  The …