Category: Life



I’ve been reading things about coffee, such as it can help regulate blood glucose levels and that 4 cups a day can reduce the odds of getting cirrhosis of the liver by 80 percent. The reports never say if decaf works as well as caffeinated coffee. I quit drinking coffee because the caffeine makes me have PVCs and it usually makes me feel kind of sick anyway. But, I saw some coffee in the store made by Folgers that’s supposed to be stomach friendly. Has anyone tried it? I am about to get some, to see if it makes a difference. It’s called Simply Smooth.

I know that sometimes studies are funded by the industry, so I am going to try to look into that.

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Still sick

I still have a cold. It seems to get better, then get worse. Today is one of those days where it’s worse. I think it was better while I was taking dex! Today is my first day off, and my lungs feel terrible. That’s all I feel like writing at the moment. More later.

6th Cycle of Rev/dex

Today I started my 6th cycle of Revlimid and dexamethasone. I’m on standard dose dex now, which is 40 mg a day on days 1-4. I take the Revlimid for 21 days. The last 2 months, my blood tests have shown my MM to be stable and at a quite low level. In May, IgA = 488 mg/dL, with two M-spikes: 0.1 and 0.2. In April, it was just a few mg/dL higher (493) and the M-spikes were the same.

I want to make one thing clear for people who are searching for the Beth Morgan who is a porn star. I’m not that Beth Morgan. I’m the one who has myeloma. Frankly, I’d rather have myeloma than be a porn star. So, if you landed here because you were searching for that Beth Morgan, move along — or better yet, learn something about myeloma and make a contribution to the International Myeloma Foundation.

Bleah. I have a cold.

I hardly slept last night, but I made up for it today. I slept well from 7 am until 1 pm. Every bone and muscle aches, it seems, and I have a sore throat and sinus congestion. Believe it or not, I made through all of 2005 (except the beginning of January) without catching a cold.

I’m just going to take it easy until I feel better. I’m sad that I can’t swim today, but I think that wouldn’t be good for me. Maybe I’m wrong. If there are rules about colds and swimming, I don’t know them.

Migraine day

I had a migraine day today. It started last night and was still there when I woke up this morning. I took every kind of pain reliever I have and some ativan, too. I feel better than I did this morning, but not normal yet. I think I’m just going to go to bed & assume it will be gone tomorrow. I’m sure it will be. I’ve never had one of these last much more than 24 hours. I didn’t even swim today. :(

Poor lizards

For some reason, lizards keep diving into the pool. We’ve rescued a few, but this morning I was too late to save one. I hate that the pool is a silent killer. :(

Lizards really creep me out. Some day I might post the story about a cat eating a lizard.