Monday, April 16, 2012

Current Treatment Plan Not Working??

The Lambda free light chain proteins continue to go up.  Rebecca stopped the current treatment plan a couple of weeks ago.  It was 1 mg/meter squared of Velcade on days 1 and 8 along with 20 mg of Dex and 20 mg a day of Revlimid on days 1 to 14 and then take 7 days off for a 21 day cycle.  The day she took the Velcade subcutaneous shot the peripheral neuropathy would increase.  It did seem to go back to the normal level after a few days.

The current plan now is to have a PET scan and bone marrow biopsy.    This is schedule for the first part of May.  Then all her records will be sent to Vanderbilt in Nashville to see what they can offer.

She has been indicating the back pain has been getting worse at times.  I wonder if the myeloma is located in the vertebrae and starting to cause more pain.  The PET scan should show the location of the myeloma.