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The Chemo party is Closed!!

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Time to celebrate! Thursday was my last "Chemo Party" for Hopefully a verrrrrrry lonnnnnnng timmmmme! Like I explained in my last post, this has been Almost two years of this grueling pace. This life changing, life preserving, completely consuming journey. I could not have done this without the expertise, and encouragement from the team at my oncologist's office. Jamie and Kelly, the nurses have been wonderful. Not only are they skilled at what they do, but they have become friends throughout this journey. We feel very fortunate to be in the care of Dr. Nathan Rich. He is my local oncologist. He works closely with the Multiple Myeloma specialist at Huntsman. He is very "down to earth" and takes his time to answer our questions and just visit. He has been my ally through this rigorous treatment. Really helping make the right decisions for me and weighing out the options. I have been having most of my infusions at his office and then meeting

Endings and Beginnings

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A few pictures from the last few weeks We went to a family reunion in Star Valley, Wyoming. It was wonderful! Seventy people attended for a weekend of horse rides, four-wheeler rides, games, crafts, good food, wonderful family, and a lot of time to relax, visit and enjoy. Having a baby shower for my daughter-in-law. Only three weeks left, but I think she will be earlier. We both feel nine months pregnant! We are both tired and full of anticipation for a new life! And now for endings........ It’s day 15 cycle 12 of my treatment. This means I have one more shot of velcade-chemo on day 18 and then I am finished with this regimen!!! That is 12 months of chemo! during this treatment cycle. Twenty-one months since diagnosis. Two autogulous stem cell transplants involving more chemo. For a grand total of twenty-one months of chemo. (More posts to come on this subject.) Almost two years of this grueling pace. This life changing, life preserving, completely consuming