Tuesday, December 8, 2009

December 8, 2009

I went today for my Velcade infusion (#20 overall). No problems and I feel ok; I, however, could actually feel the neuropathy increasing as the infusion was ongoing. My next infusion is 12/22/09; and hopefully, the neuropathy will diminish over the next two weeks. When I had infusions in November, I noticed that it took about 7-8 days for the neuropathy to diminish. Perhaps it will be the same this time.

My creatinine today was 1.2 mg/dl, the same as it was on November 30, 2009, which is a day that I had diarreha. This bothers me as it is at the upper range of normal. I really need to make a concerted effort to increase my fluid content.

CBC counts today were all within normal ranges; results for Igg and K LC were not yet avialable; My M spike, however, increased from 1.1 to 1.2 g/dl. This bothers me as this value was obtained after Velcade infusions #18 and #19. Also this if first time my M-spike has gone up while I have been on Velcade (it did go from 0.9 to 1.1 when I was off Velcade for 4 months). I am scheduled for Velcade on 12/22, 12/29, 1/12, and 1/15. If the M-spike goes up; then I probaly go onto Rev.


  1. There is an interesting posting about myeloma neuropathy on pat's blog "living with myeloma" with a link to inflammatory foods.


    Peripheral neuropathy is the curse of myeloma treatment. We ned more information and research into this.

  2. I can only imagine how frustrating it must have been to receive a number that's heading in the wrong direction. I pray that your body receive the velcade and that it will increase in effectiveness in dominating the MM in your system. -Phil