July 10, 2013

Today is KDd-2-8.

I saw Warren again today, and he was quite pleased that I do not seem to be having any of the common side effects of any of the meds I am on, Kyprolis or Doxil. Naturally, dexamethasone will always be likely to have a negative effect on sleep. He OK’d my idea of taking the dex when I wake up in the night some time after midnight, which I almost always have to do. He mentioned that I did have a low garage fever (99.5) when the nurse took my vitals. While he was concerned, he knows that I will let him know if anything should develop. Just measured it now at 98.5, so it seems all is OK.

I also picked up my blood test results from the sample taken May 29th just before I started my new regimen that for some reason I had forgotten to pick up. I was worse than I had last reported:

IgG from 3395 to 2259 (normal max is 1618)
M-Spike from 2.3 to 1.6 (normal max is 0.0)

Yes, these are big reductions. The absolute amount of reductions may decrease (this is what happened when I was on CyBorD) but I certainly expect to see good reductions later this month when my next blood sample is taken on July 24th – results available early August.

Meanwhile my peripheral neuropathy still hovers around 5% to 10% of the worst levels I experienced last fall. Some days I don’t even notice it at all.

Tomorrow I go in for my third set of doses this cycle.

Thank you, Lord Jesus, for my healing.

Amen.