Sorry about a defunct post earlier. It was in a video format and this site would not allow it.
A. I took my first capsule of Ixazomib today, the new chemo. I hope it is a new path.
B. I used to be a modest runner, 3 miles twice a week then 7 miles on Saturday. I ran last the week before I got sick in Jan, 2019. I was so ill and quite anemic for much of the year, that there were even times I could hardly walk to the car. My hemoglobin bounced between 7 and 12 (normal is 13.5 or greater).
For some reason, I have felt stronger in the past 3-4 weeks and my hemoglobin was going up. I told Denise, before my labs were drawn this week, that I felt like it reached 13. Well, it is 13.7 and in the normal range. I couldn’t believe it!
While I have been walking faithfully, today (after I finished my 2 mile walk with Greta) I donned my running clothes and ran a mile. It brought tears of joy to my eyes as I never, ever thought I would run again. It felt great. I had to share this with someone. Mike