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By Dave Christenson on Friday, April 10, 2009 4:49 PM
Good news today from the latest blood draw. The myeloma has been further reduced by the present Revlimid/Dexamethasone combination of oral drugs that I'm taking on a 28 day cycle of 3 week on and 1 week off. For those technical in knowledge my IGA is at 145 and the IGAkappa indicating normalcy shows only a trace. The result of this is that I'm nearing remission which is the closest I've been since treatments began two years ago this May. The side effect of neuropathy have made my lower legs and especially my feet very sensitive to touch causing numbness of the bottoms of my feet and occasional pain with aching in the ankles. Use of my hands for gripping causing painful cramping which is a new side effect that I've begun to experience.My hemoglobin is down which will require a unit of blood this week. I will return to Northwestern on May 7th for the next doctor's visit while in the meantime I will continue to get blood draws weekly and the Aredia and IVG infusion once a month thru my local oncologist. I've begun...
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