jm's Adventure with Multiple Myeloma: 2nd ASCT - Day 111 - September 6 2012

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

2nd ASCT - Day 111 - September 6 2012

Zolinza effects so far. Last night I almost threw up around 9 PM, but did not. I was careful to sleep more upright. Interestingly, I was not nauseated, I just had esophageal reflux suddenly which is very unusual for me. 

I also noticed that I had my post-shingles pain in my upper back area on the right side. I haven't noticed this for at least a month, so I hope I'm not going to break out in the shingles again. I take my Famciclovir 500 mg every 8 hours using an iPhone app called Pillboxie. I highly recommend Pillboxie to anyone who has to remember to take meds and has an iPhone.

Slept better last night, took a Pepcid in the night, and woke without an appetite, but not nauseated. I think this is good since the dexamethasone 10 mg has had me ravenous and eating every thing in site. I think I gained 8 pounds over a 2 week period, but that may not be true since my clothes seem to fit the same.

I also have increased burning neuropathy which I have experienced as a burning sensation on the bottom of my left foot, radiating up the back of my left leg to my thigh area. I'm sure this  is a Velcade issue, even though I am getting it subcutaneously.

I have good energy today. However, my lack of appetite continues - I eat anyway! Ha

The air quality improved here in Mackay Idaho overnight from the forest fires and Kemmer and I walked the Mine Hill 1.50 miles with ease.

Kemmer looks heavy below, but it's all HAIR~
We went to my niece, Lindsay's Memorial for a visit. Miss you Linds.

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