Sometimes unexpectedly, a really amazing thing will happen to you – like a friend calling to meet up for sushi, or finding a beautiful flower, while walking through a forest.
My cancer levels for May dropped to 36 from between 47 and 48 in April. I missed 2 weekly sessions of chemo while hospitalized for 10 days due to my blood infection, so this is really incredible.
My first night, while still in ER, I was given a COVID-19 test and thankfully found out the next morning I had tested negative. During that night, I didn’t sleep much, I worried about my grocery shopping that morning and wondered if I had unknowingly infected others.
I’m wearing a mask whenever I leave my apt now, to better protect others from me – today and tomorrow. It helps give me peace of mind, especially when I go for chemo treatment or when around people with compromised immune systems.
M protein (g/L) (if 0, then no cancer detected)
May = 36
Apr = between 47 and 48
Mar = 47
Feb = 48
Jan = 50
Dec = between 47 and 48 (began chemo)
Nov = between 40 and 42
Oct = 29
Late Sept = 21
Early Sept = 16
Aug = 13
July = 6
June = 5
I have multiple myeloma and anemia, a rare cancer of the immune system. Multiple myeloma affects the plasma cells, a type of immune cell that produces antibodies to fight infection. These plasma cells are found in the bone marrow. As a blood cancer, it is incurable, but treatable.
From December 2019 I’ve been on Darzalex (Dartumumab), an IV chemo with Velcade (Bortezomib), a chemo injection + dexamethasone.
May 2014 – Sunset at Granville Island