Dave is still on Imbruvica and it's still working. Blood work today showed normal range for red blood cells & lymphocytes and no palpated nodes.
Side effects (from the disease or the treatment?) are increasingly a problem:
Peripheral neuropathy is worse. Dave frequently drops things and needs help opening jars & packages.
Constant infections are a problem. Skin lesions on hands, feet & face never go away. Respiratory infections and mouth lesions have been severe for the last two months. The hematologist-oncologist is considering Acyclovir & Immunoglobulin infusions.
Fatigue is an ongoing issue - he's usually shot by noon, and is unable to walk more than a quarter mile without rest, and a mile, total, per day.
But it could always be worse and, all things considered, he's enjoying life.