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Febrary 15, 2011 - Day 1031 by dezwit Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Good Morning Friends, I am back to talk about the past 774 days when I was incommunicado. There are many tales to tell about edema, low sodium, the results of over-medica ... Read on »
January 12, 2010 - Day 267 by dezwit Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Good evening everyone. I am okay, it is just that the last month has been kind of rough as the chemo starts to take its toll, causing severe fatigue and upsetting what litt ... Read on »
December 15, 2009 - Day 239 by dezwit Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The fog is rolling in and unless the sun comes out soon and burns it off quickly, I am heading into the big crash just like last week. I was hoping that this would not occu ... Read on »
December 14, 2009 - Day 238 by dezwit Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Hi, I am back. I don't for how long, depends on how hard the Velcade and Dexamethasone hit me this week I guess. If it is anything like last week, I may have to disappear ag ... Read on »
December 13, 2009 by dezwit Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Hi Everyone-It's Jo Ann posting tonight.  Many of you have called, while others have expressed concerns through email.  Doug is doing OK.  He is completely fatiqued from his ... Read on »
December 8, 2009 - Day 232 by dezwit Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Tonight's blog will be fairly short because I am feeling extremely low physically, perhaps the side effects from the Lexapro that I started taking on Monday. A couple of peo ... Read on »
December 7, 2009 - Day 231 by dezwit Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A little bit of history fact for today."...Deceember 7, 2009, a day which will live in infamy ..." The Infamy Speech was delivered at 12:30 p.m. on December 8, 1941, by Uni ... Read on »
December 6, 2009 - Day 230 by dezwit Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Some random thoughts: The Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints are both 12-0. Who will blink first? Christmas Day is only 19 days away. Brett Favre is the ... Read on »
December 5, 2009 - Day 229 by dezwit Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I haven't posted in a couple of days for reasons that I really can't explain. It may be in part to laziness, but I think it is more because of the state of my mind and body ... Read on »
December 3, 2009 - Day 227 by dezwit Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The holiday season is on us now with full force demanding our attention wherever we look whether it is the corner lot where they sell trees, billboards staring us down as we ... Read on »
December 2, 2009 - Day 226 by dezwit Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A little bit of sleep was had today as the steroid kick wound down. It felt good after being awake for so long to be able to rest my body and my mind and escape from what is ... Read on »
December 1, 2009 - Day 225 by dezwit Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine It is not so bad having the chemo after a two week vacation with the exception of not having slept in the last 48 hours due to the Dexamethasone having me all jacked up. Maybe ... Read on »
November 30, 2009 - Day 224 by dezwit Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Round 3 Dose 1 of my Velcade/Dexamethasone is in the books. My conclusion is that the treatment, even with its side effects is better than the chemo vacation that ... Read on »
November 29, 2009 - Day 223 by dezwit Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Tomorrow is Velcade and Dex and it is coming none too soon as far as I am concerned. This chemo holiday that I have been on has been anything but a vacation. The fatigue ... Read on »
November 27, 2009 - Day 221 by dezwit Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A rather bittersweet day as I wrapped up my visit with some of the family who are leaving tomorrow to head back to Michigan and to DC. My mom, my youngest brother and one o ... Read on »
November 26, 2009 - Day 220 by dezwit Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Jo Ann and I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving Day. If you are a reader who does not live in the States, you ... Read on »
November 25, 2009 - Day 219 by dezwit Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Final preparations are underway even as we speak for the big day tomorrow. Most of the food is ready, tables are in place and set with the best plates and glasses and silve ... Read on »
November 24, 2009 - Day 218 by dezwit Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This was my second day of the two week chemo vacation. It has been quite pleasureable to forget just how much the chemo therapy affects me when it is going on. I felt ve ... Read on »
November 23, 2009 - Day 217 by dezwit Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine October 19, 2009 Free Kappa Light Chains           5.37mg/L Free Lambda Light Chains        139.51mg/L Kappa/Lambda Ratio                0.04 November 23, 2009 F ... Read on »
November 22, 2009 - Day 216 by dezwit Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Tomorrow (Monday) at 1:45 PM, we meet with Dr. Abe and he will have the test results from the blood work done after my first full round of  the Velcade/Dexamethasone regimen. ... Read on »