Saturday, May 29, 2010

May 29, 2010

Well we are back from our Mediterranean cruise.

On May 11, 2010, I had my the pressure in my eyes checked. In few months ago, I had cataract surgery in both eyes; after the surgery, the pressures in my eyes had increased and there was concern that the dex that I was taking as part of my chemo was the cause. The May 11 results were good and pressures were normal. Will have a follow-up checkup in six months but it appears that my chemo regime is not leading to glaucoma.

On Wednesday, May 12, the day before leaving on the cruise, I became sick as a dog with vomiting and diarrhea. We made it Venice ok but while there, I became ill again. Overall, it took about a week to recover. I, however, attribute my illness to something I ate rather to any reaction from mm or my chemo. While on the cruise, I continued to take my weekly 10 mg of dexamethasome.

On June 1, I restart my treatments with Velcade after a 4-week lapse. Will also get my monthly B-12 shot and Zometa infusion. I also will visit my O/H that same day. M-spike, Igg, and Kappa Light chains also will be analyzed; these results generally are not available 3-4 business days later.

I continue to feel reasonably good. While I have been off Velcade, my peripheral neuropathy has decreased (good); thus I am more agile than I was a few weeks ago.

We had a good time in Europe; but it is good to be home in your own house. Still have a lot laundry to do; but my wife and I will get through it.

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