This week has been full of surprises.
On Monday he complained to his Slidell Cancer Center doctor about his neuropathy acting up again. It's slowly creeping up his leg. Also the backs of his hands.
Dr. C. canceled his chemo and asked us to go to see Dr. Safah at the Tulane Cancer Center in NOLA. (These 2 doctors work hand-in-hand, but Dr. Safah calls the shots. We've elected to get treatments in Slidell out of convenience)
We happily got an appointment with Dr. Safah on Tuesday morning.
She was puzzled about the neuropathy, saying that Kyprolis RARELY causes neuropathy. We told her that we didn't want him back in a wheelchair. She understood that.
I said, "Doc- his numbers are great. The radiation shrunk the lesion (Plasmacytoma) to 20% of its original size. Does he REALLY HAVE to have more chemo?"
She looked at his most recent numbers. No M-Spike. And much to our delight gave him the summer off of chemo. She did another M-Spike test and wants us to have another in 3 months. Just keeping an eye on it.
(The only reason that he was back on chemo was that solitary plasmacytoma on his left hip)
So, we're hopeful that it'll be another 8 years of remission and that no rogue cancer cells create problems for him.
That was our Christine's last day here. She had been carting us around in her rental car. We thought we'd go to one of our favorite joints, Crossroads Seafood and Grill, on the way home.
Dom had gotten a fried pork chop there about a year ago. He said, oh wouldn't it be great if they had a pork chop lunch special?
We arrive. We walk in. LUNCH SPECIAL: Fried Pork Chops!
We told the owner our wonderful news before being seated.
Had a delicious meal. When we got the check, it was for ZERO. The owner picked up the tab. She's done that now THRICE. What a doll!
So... it was a VERY GOOD DAY.
That night, I found out that I had $100+ in unclaimed dividends sitting in Louisiana. WOW!
The stars were aligned!