karl&myeloma

One man's experience with multiple myeloma

April 25, 2012

Went to Quest for blood work in preparation for my regular physical next week with Leslie.

Went to my dentist, Mark, because I needed to have a dental clearance in order to be able to take the Zometa (zoledronic acid) which is used to help prevent fractures in Myleloma.  However, because it is a bisphosphonate, it is also associated with osteonecrosis of the jaw.  Therefore, Warren (my hematologist-oncologist) wanted to be sure my jaw/teeth etc. are healthy enough to withstand the Zometa before I was given any.  After Mark examined my mouth and my X-Rays, he told me that he’d prefer that I have some work done before I took any of the Zometa.  So, this work is scheduled for the week of May 6 and May 13 and my Zometa dose scheduled for 4/30 is being postponed.

This is OK.  Things need to be done the right way.  As a scientist, I get it.

April 24, 2012

Today was a good day after Chemo-Therapy yesterday.  I woke up feeling quite good and went to work all day.  Arrived home still feeling good and a little tired.