Thursday, January 19, 2012

Positive Trends

We saw Berenson today, and he continues to be real happy with my progress. Total protein is down to 2,000. It had been over 6,000. Normal is around 200. Other measures also look positive, so we continue on the path we're on. Getting better.

I've been getting sick at night lately, and it's not from chemo. I'm on a break right now. I just hits me out of the blue with no warning, but then I'm fine again. It sucks! Paranoia says it's the kidneys. Phan's office says it's the weekly procrit shot I get, which helps me produce red blood cells. Berenson says it's hard to say what's causing it. Welcome to the medical world.

Tomorrow is mental and non-medicine healing day. The cancer coach and acupuncture. Berenson surprised us today by saying he believes in acupuncture. Also had lunch with an old friend this week, and he is big advocate of acupuncture. Also of note, Berenson is giving a talk Monday at LB Memorial Hospital. Subject: myeloma and new medicines. We'll be there. Monday at noon.

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Berenson Oncology Success Rate

 Some reading about my myeloma specialist's success rate. A press release and an article from Targeted Oncology.