>Bring it on!

>Election day, a huge day for this country, and a huge one for me. And I think that my appointment today has possibly been the bigger success of the two!!! I’m not going to get into politics on here but will share how my day has gone(how big headed is that???!!)

We are over the moon as my protein levels have gone down to 39. That’s less than they were before the last appointment and I have to say that I put it all down to the curcumin I’ve been taking. Who know’s if I’m right or wrong but it seems to be doing the job so it is worth every penny of the cost!!!! My consultant, despite still being a bit dubious about the whole ‘alternative therapy’ concept, even said that if I could provide him with bona fide research he would be interested in reading it! Result in itself as I think that he should at least be mentioning it to patients, even if he can’t recommend it.

My haemoglobin levels are still dropping slightly (now 10.9) but he isn’t worried about that even if it is Myeloma related. Not yet anyway! Somehow they forgot to do the calcium measurement but I declined the option to get it done again today and said we’d wait till next time.

It has been such a good day…I have just walked round with a permanent smile. I know it doesn’t mean I’m getting better, as that just can’t happen, but it does mean that I’m stable at the moment and it gives me so much hope. Every month that I get where I don’t need treatment is just fantastic and means that the kids are an extra month older….I can’t ask for more than that really!!!

I really want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been supporting us over the past year. It has been so tough at times, and at the moment we just seem to be doing really well with it all, and that is a lot to do with how great you have all been. We are now able to think more positively, whilst also knowing that people are there for us if we need it. And to all those people who are praying for us….keep it up!!!

I also want to say how much it means that people have supported my 3 Peaks Challenge. I think that has really helped me to be positive and to have a focus. Someone said to me today that I have just looked so much happier over the past couple of months and I think it is a lot to do with the walk, the training, and the generosity in people’s attitude and sponsorship for the event. Next week, I plan to do my first 10-15 mile walk!!!

So bring on what is to come….we will fight it all the way and beat it for as long as we possibly can!!!

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About Deb Gascoyne

I am wife of one, mother of two and a person in my own right :-) I have used my diagnosis of myeloma to allow me to focus on what I CAN achieve and not what I can't. My blog is a way of me spilling out....it is for me more than you I'm afraid. But if it helps you along the way, that is an absolute bonus for me :-)
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One Response to >Bring it on!

  1. Margaret says:

    >Great post, Debs! Ah yes, I can really relate to these words: "I'm stable." 🙂 That is such a good place to be! Keep up the good work and the positive thinking! Ciao from Florence! 🙂

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