Jani and I arranged to have Andrea Marinac come and stay at the house with our 3 dogs and her cute little dog, Koko since we were anticipatingag a 2-day stay in Twin Falls, Idaho with a motel stay to begin Cycle 3 of Bendamustine, Revlimid 5mg/Dex 40 mg.
My chart below may not be correct – I have to study the original documents.
We arrived in Twin Falls just in time for my 9:40 AM appointment. Everything was running late in the MSTI Infusion Center. Had my blood drawn and then we waited in the examine room while they searched for the results of my bone marrow biopsy done 26 June 2013.
Dr. Padavanija came in and said the bone marrow biopsy results weren’t any better – at least 95% and/or 100% plasma cells. However, the M-Spike had dropped from 1.3 to 1.2. I didn’t get any hard paper copies of the bone marrow biopsy results and will have to wait until next week.
My white blood cell count (fights infection) is low, but okay for me at 1.9 (norms 4.5-11); ANC (absolute neutrophil count determines if I should wear a mask or not) is low, but okay for me at 1.24 (norms for 1.9 to 4.8); platelets MISERABLY LOW at 17 (norms 140-440) and I have not been on any chemo for the last week. They don’t like to intervene with a platelet transfusion until the platelets drop below 10 because you make antibodies against platelets and they only last 1-2 days in your body; They did not draw a LDH today.
My Chem Panel was good for my kidney function – continued mild kidney failure.
- Revlimid (lenalidomide)
- Velcade (bortezomib)
- Decadron (dexamethasone)
- Thalidomide (took a couple of days and discontinued due to neuro complications)
- Vorinostat (Zolinza)
- Carfilzomib (Kyprolis)
- Pomalidomide (Pomalyst)
- Carfilzomib Kyprolis)/Pomalidomide (Pomalyst)/Dex
Then, once in our Big Lost River Valley, there was a larger fire just south of the King Mountain roads (I think they are calling it the Beaver Creek Fire). It was raining north of the fire in Leslie, Idaho – so, hopefully the moisture will go south and put the fire out.
My post-hair cut look once home – my post-chemo hair continues to have its own curl and fuzz to it, so it is HARD to control – but, my ugly Einstein look is better.