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By Dave Christenson on Friday, June 12, 2009 8:18 PM
As with most treatments change will eventually come. Last weeks monthly advanced testing at Northwestern of the blood has shown an elevation of the IGA which is an indicator of the advancing of the myeloma. The availability of the doctor for discussion and options will be next Friday. It was spoke of on the phone that Velcade could be added to the mix of chemo fighting agents that I am currently on. Early on I was on Velcade which at that time brought me to nearing wheelchair mobility because of the painful side effects of the increase in neuropathy that I experienced. The doctor has led me through two years of treatments which have kept the myeloma at bay but with many ups and downs. The emotional drain is continuous but I still consider myself fortunate to have had this time available to me. With hope and prayers I continue to look for the door left open and with that I continue.Due to the weekly local blood draws and the monthly advanced testing at Northwestern it has always been said that they would know...
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