Thursday, April 21, 2011

April 21, 2011

Today is dex day (10 mg/wk) so I probably will not fall asleep until 5-6 am; the lack of sleep is more of a nuisance that a real problem.

I went to see the H/O yesterday and got my latest lab results. BP, CDC, and creatine were all in normal range, as of yesterday. I had IGG, M-spike, and Kappa Light Chains done a few weeks ago in anticipation of this visit. Igg went up to 1571mg/dl; but this is only slightly above normal and more or less the same as it was back in November and December of 2010. M-spike went up 1.3 from 1.2; but this is the same as it was back in December. HOWEVER, Kappa Light Chains dropped 1.73 mg/dl; this is the lowest ever and marks the first time since diagnosis that the value is the normal range.

I will continue to stay off Chemo for the time being; but sooner or later, I know I will have to restart. Zometa treatments will now be quarterly instead of monthly; this is because of the marked improvement in bone density.

Presently I live a normal but somewhat subdued life.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

April 7, 2011

For the past few months, I have had aches in my right knee; went to the orthopedic doc and got a cortizone shot and have now started physical therapy; this is not related to my MM. Other than the knee, I feel good.