A little update.....

March 28, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

So, I don't know if everyone has noticed, but I really haven't been that active lately.  Just a couple of posts about events, and the new book I made.  You would think that I've been super busy, prepping for the upcoming craft show season.  Unfortunately, that has not been the case....

In February, I was admitted to the VA Hospital with kidney failure.  Second time in 2 years.  Since I am relatively healthy young man, they thought it was strange.  Especially since they never discovered a cause 2 years ago.  So, after being probed, and prodded, and multiple blood tests, they finally had an answer.....

 

MULTIPLE MYELOMA

 

Yes, it seems that my bone marrow doesn't like me anymore, and had decided to produce cancerous plasma cells.  These cells produce antibodies which can effect blood production, cause bone lesions, fatigue, etc.....

I've been on chemo for the past month.  Two different chemo drugs, plus a steroid.  Side effects have been okay so far.  Keeping my fingers crossed on that.  Long term?  They would like to do stem cell replacement to help kick this into remission.  When is still up in the air, though I do see a trip to the VA Hospital in Nashville in my future.  Everything depends on how I respond to the chemo.

So, for now, I guess I just take things a day at a time.  I'm currently out of work, and can not go back anytime soon.  Yea, finances are a concern with everything else.....

With everything up in the air, I'm not sure how my craft show schedule will hold up.  Shows are planned out through the end of June.  Hopefully, I can make them all. Still avaialble for photo shoots.  Especially now that the weather is getting warmer. 

 

 


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