Day +14

I’ve just been told I’m going home tomorrow! I feel as well now as I did when I came in here, so I can only imagine that things will get better and better as time goes by. Years of drugs and chemo take their toll. This procedure will give me the best possible chance of having some long drug-free time.

I do feel tired, but that’s because my HGB hasn’t returned to normal yet, and there was that high dose melphalan a couple of weeks ago. I’m sure it takes time just to get over that assault.

When I get home, I’m starting a new life. I’m going to take good care of myself and make it as difficult as possible for the myeloma to come back.

Oh!  I get this catheter out tomorrow!  That alone is worth some celebration.


  1. Jude

    Great news! What did I tell you about the catheter? The medical staff likes to leave it in so they don’t have to stick you so many times. If you didn’t pick up any of those hospital bugs, you will probably only have to deal with it once/month. I didn’t fare so well, took me longer all the way around.

  2. Gina

    I look forward to reading your next post made from home with animals nearby and cath OUT.

  3. sander

    Welcome home to you, Beth!

  4. Margaret

    YAHOOOOOO!!!!!! I just read Deirdre’s post about your going home, and dashed here to read the words with my own eyes! Evviva, urrà, bravissima!!!!!! A big hug to you, and please give an extra pet to your cat and dog for me, :-) Margaret in Italy

  5. sunshine

    Here’s to catheter-free!!
    And cheers for new life.

  6. minnesotadon

    Hooray Hooray! So good for you Beth!

  7. idadome


    That’s great !!! Your critters will sure be glad to see you.



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