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  • in reply to: Newly Diagnosed High Risk MDS #59137

    UPDATE: 17Jan2023. I just completed 1st cycle of hypomethylating agent ( VIDAZA) and it is 4 days since Day 7 injection. I have exhibited slight nausea as an only side effect; prescribed nausea medicine easily handles this event. The only complaint I have has to be fatigue from the severe anemia that I previously mentioned. It frustrates me that I am limited in physical activity/mobility- attempted to walk dog and did not make 200 steps. I had to stop and lean against sign post to recover. Physician states hemoglobin/hematocrit will rise during the course of treatment. Sooner the Better.
    Anyway, We are adapting to this new normal; my wife ( caregiver) and I are soon departing to LV Nevada to continue enjoying our life. I will just be using a Scooter to enjoy our visit.

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