Thank you Katie for your kind words. I continue to take 25ml Revlimid capsules in cycles of 21 days. No Dex! So I'm halfway through my 7th year on Rev having begun taking Rev on January 2, 2009. I continue to be in fair health, nothing too serious just old age :-))
I look upon myself as a 'lucky' MM survivor after 15 years. I assure friends I'm upright, mobile and drinking :-)) After being diagnosed in July 2000 my specialist tried chemo using a pump but my figures didn't plateau as he hoped. So I went through Aphaeresis, my stem cells were collected and frozen until needed for my SCT. In February 2003 I went though the autologous SCT, no picnic but had to be done. That process gave me five years of low figures until the MM flared again in 2008. Nearly forgot I received monthly infusions of the bone strengthening drug Aredia over the years. Then on January 2 2009 I began taking Revlimid plus Dex.
I found the Dex difficult to handle, no sleep ...