Tuesday, May 19, 2015
A short myeloma update
I had my monthly Berenson visit yesterday. I usually go on Fridays, but because of schedules, I went on a Monday. Wow....Monday's are super crowded at Dr B's. I'm good. Numbers are stable, My myeloma and kidney labs look good. So we continue with maintenance. The latest cycle of maintenance begins today. Work, gym, chemo today. WGC. Talked briefly to Dr B about skin cancer. He said that yes it can happen...thanks to velcade and a lowered immune system. But he said not to worry, it's no big deal. Ummm.....ok. I guess every once in a while we'll remove something from my skin. He also mentioned that medical schools aren't getting the best and brightest. Apparently it's difficult to get youngsters to pursue medicine. The reason? Being a doctor is not a money making profession. And that's it. Short visit. Always a good thing.
Gary Peterson is a fellow myleoma patient. He has a website that discusses myeloma survival rates; comparing doctors, hospitals, etc. It...