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 United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt, one day after the Empire of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hawaii. The name derives from the first line of the speech. Within an hour of the speech, Congress passed a formal declaration of war against Japan and officially brought the U.S. into World War II. The address is regarded as one of the most famous American political speeches of the 20th century. Perhaps no other date is more significant in the history of the United States other than July 4. The courses of millions of lives, the path of technology and the eye opening cruelty of war were forever changed in the minds of an innocent United States on this day. Please remember what happened and who it happened to on this day.
Dr. Abe's was on tap for today. Vitals were okay, my blood pressure was a little low again, but no one seemed that concerned so neither am I. My blood numbers were good again which is real bonus. I may be dodging some of the peripheral problems associated with chemotherapy and amyloidosis. Today I received Dose 2 Round 3 of Velcade/Dexamethasone. It seems to have hit pretty hard but it is manageable. When we arrived home from Dr. Abe's, I went to bed and slept a good part of the afternoon away.We'll see how the night goes as the Dex starts to kick in. I am pretty tired right now so maybe I'll be able to sleep despite the steroids. Tomorrow we go to see Dr. Ravitsky, my cardiologist, for his turn at poking and prodding. Everything he is concerned with seems to be working properly (except my BP) right now so there is no reason to expect anything but a decent report. I also started the Lexapro today, but it can take several weeks to reach full potential. We'll just have to wait and see.