Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Here we go again...

Hey all! It's Cassie. Long time no blog. My bad. But hey. HEY. Look what arrived in the mail today...


"I love my Fed Ex guy, because he's a drug dealer and doesn't even know it." -Mitch Hedberg

Phil begins Revlimid today, again. Just to refresh you all, Revlimid is one of the chemo drugs that he took after his transplants. It's an oral chemo that has minimal side effects (for chemo, anyway) and he gets to take it at home which means no trips to the infusion center. Yay for simplification!

I think the plan is to keep Phil on Rev indefinitely, and then at some point we will do another stem cell collection. But we'll cross that bridge when we come to it, and keep you all posted. In the mean time, life continues as usual, just with a little more pill-popping than usual. As the Revlimid starts doing its job we will keep our eyes peeled for any side effects so we don't have a repeat of the stomach lava situation of 2009. Oy vey.

Thank you, everyone, for your warm thoughts and prayers. We're disappointed that we have to think about myeloma again after such a brief interlude, but our spirits are good and we are going forward with hope that this will knock that m-spike back down to zero for a good long time. Ka-pow.


First dose, down the hatch.

5 comments:

David said...

As you well know, we love you all. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers as your journey continues. We are here for you in any and every way. Dominate!
With love and support,
-The Borgsdorf family

goodbloodbadblood said...

No sweat, I used it for three years without any issues. It works!

Karen said...

I've been on Rev off and on (mostly on) since 2007, and no side effects. It's an easy drug to take and works very well. Best of luck to you both!!

Sandy said...

My SIL has been on Rev in varying doses since Dx and his M-spike has been up and down and has been 'managing' life since 2005.

Holding you both in the light of healing energy!

Julie said...

Hey Phil... time for an update! How's 15mg going for you? After relapse for me, I started on 5mg then moved up to 10mg, and may be starting 15mg next month (or Velcade)? Hoping all is great with you and your beautiful family and "no blog news, means good news" for you!!! Thinking about you from CA, Julie :)