September 6, 2012
Met with Warren and got some very good news today. My M-Spike is down to 0.3 according to the blood samples taken last week! Once I’m down to 0.2, I’ll have achieved Very Good Partial Remission (VGPR); 0.0 means Complete Remission.
Warren is unsure at this time whether the muscle pain and bone pain I’ve been experiencing has been due to the Zometa or is an expression of peripheral neuropathy due to the Velcade. He does not want it to get any worse.
We agreed to run one more cycle of CyBorD, Once per week for 3 weeks and 2 weeks off just like this last cycle. While Warren said that Zometa can hang around in bodies for a long time, it seems to me reasonable to see whether this side effect might come down slightly once I have missed a dose of the Zometa that I would have had next Monday.
So my thanks to you all again for all your thoughts and prayers. They are working! May God bless you and keep you.
Great news, Karl! Lots of love, Marjie
Thank you, Marjie. Love, Karl
What a great late birthday present!