July 11, 2012
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.