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    That's great. Revlimed is oral. It is the one that didn't work for me so I have a port and do

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    blesseington wrote on Debio's wall

    Amazing story. You are truly blessed. There is always something greater than the doctors working on us.
    I hope you continue to gain strength. My MM was considered pretty involved and one of the ones harder to treat. I have been doing well. Still have to be on chemo and have pain but otherwise, life is good.
    Many blessings
    Kate

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      Thank you for your comments. I too am doing well on revlamid. I have chronic pain because my mm started in my spine and has caused permanent damage. But as you said, it is wonderful to be alive.

      over 4 years ago
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    Decision Point (Life): The only true decision I had to make was if I wanted to continue to live. When I say live, I mean to meaninfully continue to participate in life.
    If I didn't make that decision, I don't think things would have gotten to this point. I still have to do chemo but the doctor works with me to give me breaks so I can have no side effects for a period of time. And the exercise has dramatically improved my health. It just took longer that expected to be able to exercise again at a level where I am gaining strength and muscle tone.
    Adjusting to life as retired and with chronic illness is major. Everything is soo.. not what I expected my life to be. But I can truly say that I am happy and grateful for all that has happened. There is a shift in values and perspective that cancer gives you. It is a gift if you choose to see it that way.

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    Loss

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    Celebration (Alive and well): Of course the first celebration is when the chemo worked and I started to feel better. Never knew how sick I was until I started to feel well again.
    Now, I am grateful for everyday. I see life differently. I live in the moment and have a bucket list! And I work on the list continuously. Some days I feel off but overall I am happy and grateful.