Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Latest Report from Home Dialysis University

Things are looking brighter (at least for me!). And as Sabine always jokingly says, "It's easy for you, it's not YOUR body!" But Monday and yesterday went very well... the stress of Friday's long, alarm-filled session was wiped away by two very smooth learning days.

Yesterday we attended our monthly Myeloma Support Group meeting and Madison and heard a talk by a representative from the International Myeloma Foundation give a great report on new strategies and clinical trial results in the field. The IMF has a great website ( and support services for those newly diagnosed.

Sabine and I are seriously considering using the cottage as our personal dialysis center (it's cleaner than the farmhouse, good lighting, plumbing and electrical system, a dry basement and close to the EMS facility in Mazomanie).

Sabine's brother, Rainer, and his wife, Rennae, are visiting for a few days on their summer vacation and we are enjoying their company.

Okay, that's my mid-week report.

P.S. Remember: The Mount Horeb "Relay for Life" at the end of the month. The Dorothy and the Yellow Brick Road will be there to greet you!