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.

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