I had a good visit with the cancer doc this afternoon, proving that the skies are not cloudy all day, every day. The good news is that I will be discontinuing chemotherapy for at least a couple of months. Sixteen months on the chemo is long enough, and I am very much looking forward to the break.
Don't misinterpret this as meaning the cancer has gone down. Overall, it has continued a gradual and fairly uniform increase over the past 12 months (unless I am taking the steroid dexamethasone). What it means is that the cancer isn't too bad and I am just going to take a break from the treatment once this cycle is complete later this week. In a couple of months, Carol and I will go to the Mayo Clinic for my 4 year stem cell transplant check up, then go back and see the local cancer doc on August 30.
As always, thanks for the prayers, encouragement, friendship and support!