Friday, March 19, 2010

March 19, 2010

Had my 31st Velcade Infusion this past Tuesday (3/16/2010). CBCs an BP were all in normal range. Today (Friday) is dex day. Everything is going fine; nothing much else to say.

Friday, March 12, 2010

March 12, 2010

Went to the family doctor about my elevated glucose levels on the 10th. He feels that the levels, which are not that high, have been raised by the dex. He wants me to go on a low carb-low sugar diet; this is no big deal--will have steak instead of pizza.

Today is dex day; stayed busy today; its after 11 pm but I'm not sleepy. Feel ok

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

March 9, 2010

Went to eye doctor yesterday for my checkup on my cataract operation; healing is going great; I have 20/25 in left eye and 20/20 in right eye. Will continue using drops until first of April.

However, my pressures are up and I have pre-glaucoma; the eye doctor thinks my dex is causing this; I picked up some drops today, which I will take for week and then have my pressure checked again.

I had my 30th velcade infusion today; no big deal. CBC's were all good.

Friday, March 5, 2010

May 5, 2010

The O/H called the me with March 3's lab results: M-spike was 1.0, no change since no Feb 1, 2010. Igg had incresed to 1451 (still normal but barely so) from 1363; Kappa Light Chains had increased to 3.33 from 3.02. This is not the direction that I was looking to achieve. This may be fluctuation; and values, hopefully may go down before my next appointment, which should be late March or early April.

Today was dex day; generally I feel better on dex days and today was no exception.

Neuropathy is more or less staying the same; not getting better and not getting worse.

The plan is to continue the weekly velcade infusions for another month and then see if any trends are developing.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

March 4, 2009 (2nd post)

I just counted that I have had 29 velcade infusions and 11 zometa infusions over the past 11 months. Also have taken 48 dex (10 mg) pills. March 30 will be 1 year from the official diagnosis; although by this time last year, I pretty well knew what was going on.

March 4, 2010

Last week, I had my weekly velcade and zometa treatments. Everything went fine.

On Monday, I had my second cataract treatment this past Monday; I now see 20/20; quite a change from 20/400.

I had my weekly velcade infusion yesterday (March 3, 2010). Labs were all normal as well as BP. Also had my monthly O/H appointment. Will not get my Igg, M-spike, and Kappa LC until early next week--it ususally takes about 4-5 working days to get these results. Heartburn was a problem last night as well as a severe headache. Feel much better today.

Drove up to the mountain house in north Georgia this past weekend; we have decided to sell the house as 400 mile trips from Florida are quite a drag and we just don't go up there much anymore. Real Estate is a bummer in Georgia; but perhaps we will get a reasonable offer. The house is 3/4 paid; so I am not hurting.