July 11, 2012

by kpw413

Day 5 of 9 with no cytotoxics or steroids.

The lower leg pain had dropped to 2 this morning.  Discussed all these side effects with Warren.  We agreed to a revised dosing schedule.  Starting August, I would receive the Velcade only on Mondays for 3 weeks in a row, followed by a week off.  For this 5th cycle starting next week in July, I would have 3 doses, the 16th, 19th and 23rd.

Warren said that lower leg pain is not a typical presentation of peripheral neuropathy, but not impossible that it is related.

Blood samples were taken to check to see where I am on improving numbers.  Those results will be available next week, probably the 19th.