Put on Maintenance Mode - Grandpa_Ray

Celebration Associated with Multiple Myeloma. Posted on August 24, 2012 View this journey (8 Experiences)

My numbers have been in the "normal" range now for several months, which means my cancer has shrunk. Since I am experiencing some neuropathy in my feet, the doctor decided to put me on maintenance mode to hopefully reduce the side effects. So now I get chemo only every other week. Also, due to a recent clinical trial, my Velcade is now administered as a small shot into my abdominal fat (like an insulin shot). It's all good! This is my new "normal" for probably the rest of my life.

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    geskoi

    Way to go! Near remission is great, and there are all kinds of options, plus some new drugs coming. I was glad for the subcutaneous administration of Velcade, too, that was less impactive, but I still couldn't manage very much of it. I'm glad it's working for you.
    I've been at it for 8 years, and am now on cyclophosphomide and dexamathasone. It's working great!
    Best wishes.

    about 5 years ago

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