Friday, February 19, 2010

February 19, 2009

Ultimately last weeks Velcade infusion went ok; insomnia and constipation were manageable.

On Friday, I learned that my glucose level after fasting was 100 (impaired as normal is 65-99) and that my Hemoglobin A1C is 6.8% (normal is < 6.0%). My research, prior to my doctors visit is that the dex may raise blood sugar levels. I have already cut back on carbs and sugar while I am trying to schedule a doctor appointment.

On Monday, I had cataract surgery in my left eye. I now see 2/25 out of that eye; the right eye is still 20/200. The surgery took about 15 minutes and was no big deal; most of the time was spent waiting for my eye to dialate; total time at the eye center was about 1:45 hours.

I had this weeks Velcade infusion on Wednesday. It went fine, CBCs, BP, and creatine were all normal. I am trying to wean myself from Ambien as I have tended to feel groggy the day after I take the pill. Today I took my dexamethasome (10 mg) pill and I will try and sleep without Ambien tonight.

I have generally felt good this week.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

February 9 ,2009

Today was Velcade infusion day; no big deal; CBC's were all normal. For some reason my right toe stated aching about 1 hr after the infusion was completed. side effect???

Tonight, however, is when the fun begins with insomnia and constipation.

Monday, February 8, 2010

February 8, 2010

I just got the results of my February 1 labs: Creatine was 0.9, the lowest ever (good); Igg was 1363 (the lowest ever; M-spike was 1.0, down 0.2 from Jan 11; Kappa LC was 3.02, down 0.37 from Jan 11. It appears that the reduced Velcade infusions of 1/wk are working. The CBC values were good, except that the RBCs were a touch low.

I have dropped 6 pounds while on a modified Atkins diet.

The rash that I had developed over Christmas turns out not to be anything specific; I will just apply a topical cream twice a day.

My blood glucose levels were high when I last went to my GP; I am having these values rechecked.