I haven’t posted much lately. Mostly, that’s because there’s nothing to report. My IgA was going up, and I changed my treatment a little bit to see if I could stabilize again. My IgA is in the mid-1400s now (in April & May). I’m now taking 40 mg dex and 50 mg of thalidomide weekly. Yes, just once a week for each. I don’t tolerate thalidomide very well, so I’m using the lowest possible dose that will keep me stable. Before, when I took 50 mg, and then 50 mg every other day after I began to experience neuropathy, I was able to stay on it about 10 months. Along with dex, it really did help me. I wish I could take more, but I don’t want any more nerve damage. You never know how much you appreciate your feet until they go numb! The joy of new shoes is lost forever.
I read about a new book called The Last Well Person: How to Stay Well Despite the Health-care System when I was reading Seth Godin’s Liar’s Blog.
This is the link to the book’s amazom.com page. I have it on my wishlist.
Seth Godin’s new book, All Marketers Are Liars, is a quick and easy read. What’s best of all is that it’s fascinating. My nephew, who is a sophomore in high school, saw it in the back seat of my car and asked to read it. He had it done by the next day. I recommend that one too!