Mitigate Bad News with PIZZA!

pizza before.blog

The results of the bone marrow aspiration were ready for us when we visited the doctor yesterday, but the news was not particularly good. Not really terrible, either, but certainly not what we wanted to hear.

The good news is that the myeloma is knocked back down to nearly non-existent levels in his system. The bad news is that he will need to continue taking the debilitating medicine for the foreseeable future. A second stem cell transplant procedure could be done now, while the disease has quieted down, but that has its own risks – many more than for his first transplant.

We haven’t totally decided what course to take. Another visit with the transplant doctor is in order before any final decision is made, but we are leaning towards as little chemotherapy as possible, with the continuation of massive quantities of good food, plenty of rest, adequate exercise, and as stressless a life as possible.

One item will be in abundance – see above and below.

pizza out

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About judilyn

RV'er, foody, caregiver, knowledge seeker
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37 Responses to Mitigate Bad News with PIZZA!

  1. Sharon says:

    Hugs and prayers for you both. And the pizza looks like great medicine to me. 🙂

  2. Sharon says:

    It looks like a can’t miss to me! 🙂

  3. Kit says:

    Well. . .as you say, the news good have been worse. . .but the pizza certainly qualifies as “soul food”! Besides, the round pizza also symbolizes the wheel of life so it is all good!

    Hang tough, G-Man. . .

  4. Dale Ellis says:

    We are at that time in life that we take what we get and make the best we can with it. You have the right outlook on the future, Judie.

  5. Shirley says:

    Prayers for continued good news. The Pizza looks so yummy and HEALTHY !!!

  6. gypsy97 says:

    I’m so sorry to hear the bad part of the news, but the good part allows hope and a positive attitude. That plus healthy eating can work miracles. The pizza looks so good, and the olives just seem to make it perfect!

  7. bjdewell says:

    I’m sorry it wasn’t the news you were hoping for. But glad it wasn’t terrible, either. Your pizza looks delish!

  8. Bev says:

    A combination of good news and not-so-terrible news is not so bad! The pizzas look delicious. That bottom photo looks like it could have come right out of a gourmet magazine!

  9. acasadisimi says:

    good! that hunger!

  10. Sherry says:

    Glad to hear the myeloma is down. Will send you an email for details. What is on that gorgeous pizza??

    • judilyn says:

      Red pepper, olives, broccoli, Mexican scallions, mozzarella cheese, Italian sausage, fresh tomato pieces, arrabbiata sauce, and provolone cheese shredded on top when finished.

  11. Jim Melvin says:

    My thoughts are with you and hope all the bad news eventually turns to good news. I am sure the pizza was delicious.

  12. Andrea says:

    ❤ ❤ ❤

  13. LFFL says:

    Judilyn, (I think my comment didn’t go thru for some strange reason. Anyway, I’m trying again.) I wanted to wish you both the best. But if you keep making pizzas that look that amazing, it should take your mind off things even if for a little while. Enjoy that food! That looks amazing and so colorful!

    • judilyn says:

      We’re convinced that nutritious food plays a big part in longevity. He’s waaaay over the limit now. We appreciate the good wishes from good friends like you! ;->

    • judilyn says:

      For some unknown reason, your first comment landed in the spam box. Well, now, that is JUST PLAIN WRONG! I get a little “tinkerbell” alarm on my iPhone when there is a comment, but no notice if WordPress thinks it is spam. Thus I was not aware that you had commented until your second attempt. When I was approving comments, I noticed there was a spam, and went to look. OMG! A loyal commenter has been deemed a spammer by WordPress! Can’t have that!

      My apologies! ;->

  14. Clanmother says:

    You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers!

  15. miltonjohns says:

    Sorry to hear this news. Best wishes to you both.

  16. Judi, I’m sending comforting, wide-body hugs your way with the hope whatever course of treatment you decide is mostly pain-free and successful,.

  17. Liz says:

    I wish him all the best. At least there is some good news: that the myeloma is knocked back down to nearly non-existent levels in his system. I shall keep you both in my thoughts and prayers. That pizza makes my stomach, growl…it looks amazing. Have a lovely day!

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