Dr. Lacy was away at a conference so I saw Dr. Buadi, another very likeable and knowledgeable doctor.
All of the closely-watched markers of possible harm from the drugs are normal. Yay! Further, IgG was down 25% and M-spike was down 30% in just 28 days. That is very good. The only significant “bad” news was a decrease in albumin, down to the very bottom edge of the reference range, though just within it. I didn't have a chance to discuss this with the doctor today, but I will call tomorrow. Actual values from key tests are displayed graphically in charts and numerically in a test result table, see links below.
I am still on the trial drug and would have started the second 28-day cycle Friday night. However, I am going to stop for two days and start that cycle on Sunday night instead, so that I will not be feeling the effects of dexamethasone on the weekends when I race.
- My Myeloma A discussion of my myeloma, not very technical.
- My Treatment History Not technical.
- My Test Charts Graphic displays of several key test results over time.
- My Test Result Table Best with a wide browser window. Very "technical."
I was still hungry after dinner tonight - this fixed it. Watermelon, blueberries, organic apple, pineapple, organic yogurt, Dove dark chocolate Easter egg.