Eye Surgery Complete / Treatment Continues
Saturday, March 28, 2009 9:25 AM
The second eye surgery went well with now both eyes being just shy of 20/20 vision and only the need for readers at present for close up work. What a joy to be able to see without the blurred vision of the cataract growth.
The first three weeks of the Revlimid/Dexamethasone treatment has been uneventful with no noticeable side effects. The combination has been recently reported as giving an extended time to progression of disease. With that I am pleased to be able to be around for awhile longer and with further doors opening. The following sight gives a quick overview. < http://www.redorbit.com/news/display/?id=1178177 > There is a certain amount of weakness and fatigue associated with the treatment but it feels good to sleep in every once in awhile.
I will be seeing the doctors at Northwestern this week and reviewing my status. I do have weekly blood draws for monitoring all the different counts which are indicators of any change. As the doctors say, "we will know if something is wrong before you feel it".
I'm looking forward to the warm weather since it is hard to stay warm with a bald head!
Greetings to all,
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By Paul Hammar on
Saturday, April 04, 2009 8:47 PM
Re: Eye Surgery Complete / Treatment Continues
Glad to hear that things are going along OK. Carolyn and I will see you the week after Easter. Will be looking to buy the Triumph! Carolyn is onboard, I think. She likes to make her agreements at least slightly conditional. I'm just excited. We will be looking to pick up the piano with your trailer if all works out. Greet the family.