With so many of you focused on your own issues related to COVID-19, I feel ashamed (in a way) of even mentioning this. However, tomorrow will be one of those pivotal days for me and I ask for your prayers and thoughts.
- I mentioned that in my last labs 2 weeks ago had a sudden fall in kidney function. According to that test, I am only inches away of being back in complete renal failure, which would have major ramifications including a life span in measured in months. As I said, for several reasons, I think that test was flawed. However, tomorrow I repeat the test. Please pray that the test will be better, not worse.
- Since the beginning of December, I’ve had a gradual decline in my quality of life, and we think it is related to cumulative side effects from my present chemo (Velcade). It is like a constant case of significant stomach flu, neuropathy, and a worsening rash We have applied to switch to another chemo (ixazomib) and tomorrow we will find out if the insurance has approved it. If all these side effects are related to Velcade and if they go away with switching to this new medication, it will make a profound improvement in my desire to live.