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    Celebration (Put on Maintenance Mode): 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 4 years ago
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    Celebration (Cancer is shrinking): Test results continue to show we are beating my cancer's butt. Latest test number is 13.8. Well below the normal "high" of 26. Fortunately side effects, although numerous, are only an "inconvenience".

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    Celebration (Cancer is shrinking): Latest test results are that my bad proteins are in the normal range (17). This will allow me to slide my next chemo round so I can have an unrelated surgery within the next 3-4 weeks. Then I get to see how long the numbers stay good.

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      A wonderful celebration that your cancer is shrinking. I hope the unrelated surgery goes well and your numbers will stay good so that you can have the surgery. God is good and will continue to wrap his loving arms around you.

      over 4 years ago
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