Tag Archives: Velcade

A pity party? No, a damn good myeloma party!

A pity party is one “in which you spend your time feeling sorry for yourself and whining endlessly about how crappy your life is.” (as defined by Urban Dictionary). It would be very easy and understandable for any of us … Continue reading

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Blame it on the Dex… and other effects

The joys of Dex! I’m now off all medication – not even taking any vitamins or supplements – I just wanted a break before the next round of treatment and medication starts. I started writing this quite a few weeks ago … Continue reading

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It’s working!

This is just a quick post lest I forget to mention it… I kinda took it on the chin, but perhaps we should be shouting about it… I’ve been having blood tests since I first heard about the relapse, with … Continue reading

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Pricks and possibilities…

I went to see the nurse at my GP surgery on Monday for the first of a round of new vaccinations I need now that it’s six months following the stem cell transplant, which would have wiped out all the … Continue reading

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Velcade administration

Because I wrote the last update in a state of sleeplessness, I was bound to miss  a few details, so this is just a quick appendix. As soon as Velcade was mentioned for treatment, I asked about receiving it subcutaneously, … Continue reading

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Next line of treatment

After consulting Dr Cathy Williams last Monday, this is how they want to proceed with treatment: Velcade and Dexamethasone, plus Lansoprazole and Aciclovir. Velcade is administered intravenously, twice a week for two weeks, then one week off in a cycle of … Continue reading

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