We had a 10 am appointment with the VA's Oncologist assigned to Dom. Nice, nice gal- Dr. Rogers. She took her time with us, which was appreciated. (As did the other VA doctor a couple of weeks ago).
She said that his thyroid is a bit sluggish- no big deal.
Gave him a 1000 microgram shot of B-12 and a prescription for B-12 to promote Red Blood Cell growth. This will also prevent permanent nerve damage.
She asked that we have Dr. Safah fax her all bloodwork results in the future.
She gave us a month of Thalidomide..... that would have been $200+ . Now we just need to call her once per month and she'll mail it to us. Wants a follow-up appointment the end of January. By then, we should know if the Thalidomide is doing its' thing and hopefully start preparing for a stem cell transplant.
So, it was again another pleasant and productive day.
Stopped for Chinese on the way home. Didn't get home until 4pm. It was a full day.