We also discussed changing from injectable Fragmin to the new oral anti-coagulant medication Xarelto. Dr. Padavanija is going to consult Dr. Smith on this this. I'D LOVE LOVE LOVE to get rid of those daily injections! Neither Fragmin nor Xarelto have a reserval agent.
All of my blood values are decreased over the last 10 days since I started Pomalidomide 4 mg on 5 Mar 2013 (17 doses out of the 21 scheduled).
White blood cell count (WBC) down to 1.8 (norms 4.5-11); Absolute Neutrophil Count (ANC) down to 0.89 (norms 1.9-8.8); Hemoglobin down to 9.1 (norms 12-15); and Platelets tanked at 43 (norms 140-440). My LDH was normal at 505 (norms 313-618).
My kidney function tests are all abnormal this week. Creatinine 1.14 (norms 0.52-1.04); BUN 21 (norms 7-17); GFR 51 (norms > 60).
The blood test for H.Pylori was negative on 22 Mar 2013. So, that is not the cause of my gastritis.
Looks like I'll be wearing a mask FOREVER. Went shopping to pick up my prescriptions and drove home in a light snow storm through the Craters of the Moon National Park, but it was dry in Mackay.
Jani walked the dogs, Kemmer, Kady, and Zoe.
Jani is still here and plans to depart for Colorado on Sunday....oh so sad for Kemmer and me!