Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September 1, 2009

I have received the results of 8/25/2009 lab work. WBC = 6.10 (ok); hemoglobin = 16.3 (ok); hematocrit = 45.7 (ok); platelet count = 297 (ok); RBC 4.77 (ok); calcium in blood = 9.8 (ok); creatinine = 0.89 (ok).

Igg = 1575 (high, up from 1462 on 7/28/2009); M-spike = 1.1 (down from 1.2 on 7/28/2009); Kappa LC =27.4 (about the same as 26.5 on 7/18/2009). Kappa/Lamba ratio, however, has improved to 17.13. In summary after 6-weeks without chemo, the lab values have not changed significantly and I will continue for another month just taking the dexamethsome pills once a week. I restarted Zometa today and will continue on a once a month basis for the next two months.

Keeping off the Velcade for anothe month should allow the neuropathy to improve; there has been a noticeable improvement over the last two weeks; hopefully I can expect similar improvement in the future.

Achy legs, knees, ankles, and leg weakness continue to be the only symptoms of my mm.

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