April 25, 2012

by kpw413

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.