Everything keeps moving in the right direction. The last time I needed a transfusion was March 19th. So when I went to Dana Farber two weeks ago on March 25th I had my central line removed! This was huge for my day-to-day. The three lumens on the line had to be flushed daily (by me, if I didn’t have an appointment at Smilow). I had to wrap it up to take a shower and never stand full on in the front in the shower. An inconvenience for sure.
With my hemoglobin and platelets continuing to rise it was just my ANC that was lagging and needing a boost from time to time (shots of filgrastim that I administer). The last time I needed a boost was March 29th and yesterday I asked Dana Farber if I could go to once a week blood draws instead of twice a week – and they agreed!
And most importantly my multiple myeloma numbers continue to go down. I go back to Dana Farber on April 22nd for another check in. When I went in March I had three questions all ending in -ine:
- Central line ✓ (removed)
- Vaccine ✓ (I can get it at 3 months, however they don’t know if I will develop an immune response or not)
- Wine ✓ (in moderation)
And I am back to doing toe lifts and squats when I diffuse my hair. Full workouts coming soon. I feel better and better every day. (The new puppy is definitely contributing to my activity and fitness!)