Saturday, November 1, 2014

My News Interview (side effects of Bortezomib/Velcade)

http://www.ivanhoe.com/contentclientvideo/MB_videozip/mb3858.mov


http://www.ivanhoe.com/contentclientvideo/MB_videozip/mb3858.mov

In September, I was interviewed for a news segment about my experiences with Velcade, or bortezomib. One of the side effects is low platelet counts, which I experienced pre transplant. Let me assure you that when you have low platelets, you feel like you're dying and you don't even care. My organs were getting ready to shut down. It is not a fun feeling and when you get infused with platelets, you feel like a new person. So anyway, here is the interview. I was battling a horrific stomach flu on the day of filming. I can't believe that I don't look pasty white. Anyway, enjoy!