Blood Battle

Alongside the Myeloma and it's associated Kidney problems the other ongoing issue remains my blood. When I arrived back in the U.K. In April I returned with a DVT. Since that time, there had been a process of managing the clot by thinning the blood. Initially the use of Heparin and latterly the use of … Continue reading Blood Battle

Sunday Summary – 7th May

Just a summary of where things are at. Myeloma The chemotherapy treatment has started and I have now had three courses of Velcade and two of Cyclophosphamide. This has been administered alongside the steroid Dexamethasone, following the VCD pathway. As yet there are no noticeable side effects which is good, other than a slight red rash at … Continue reading Sunday Summary – 7th May

DVT and Kidney Damage

Deep Vein Thrombosis or DVT. We have all heard about it and it is potentially deadly. A risk of long-haul flights and something of which to be very aware. It is a side-effect of the Myeloma that the blood becomes more sticky and therefore more prone to clot - therefore more likely to encounter DVT. … Continue reading DVT and Kidney Damage