Living with Multiple Myeloma: Cancer levels dropped again

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Today I went to the lab to get blood work done. The lab results would show whether the chemo treatment I’m on for my Multiple Myeloma continues to lower my cancer levels. I’m happy to report that they have lowered slightly to 6.9 igG.

Today – 6.9 igG
August – 7.3 igG
July – 8.2 igG

My counts (how my body is responding to chemo treatment):
White Blood Cells 2.3
Blood Platelet Counts 243
Neutrophils 1.1
Hemoglobin 118

Test tubesTime for a blood test

The blood test today was uneventful – that is always good. Sometimes I have had problems in the past, but the technician commented on my good veins before starting, which was encouraging.

There's cancer in my bloodCancer in my blood

Tomorrow I will start Cycle 7 of my Velcade chemo. I’m staying positive, although life is pretty rough right now.

Just to give a recap, I am living with Multiple Myeloma (blood cancer). Since February 2013, I have been on my 4th chemo treatment called Velcade, which are weekly in-hospital injections, in addition to a variety of other pills I take to supplement my chemo treatment. You can read the background on my diagnosis and previous treatments on my blog.

About tyfn

From December 2019 I've been on Darzalex (daratumumab) IV chemo with Velcade (Bortezomib) injection chemo + dexamethasone. Have Multiple Myeloma + anemia, a rare incurable cancer of the immune system. Life goal: To spread awareness about Multiple Myeloma through my self-portraits. UBC MSc Grad.
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1 Response to Living with Multiple Myeloma: Cancer levels dropped again

  1. Terry L says:

    Hi Philip, I found your blog on the Myeloma Beacon’s blog aggregator. I read through it and learned a lot. I was diagnosed in 2011 out of the blue after an abnormal complete blood count. I was 49 at the time with a wife and young kids. I live in New Jersey and got a slot last year in a clinical trial at the US National Institutes of Health near Washington, DC. I was one of the first newly diagnosed patients to receive carfilzomib. I am doing well now and just hope it lasts. I wish you well and I pray for a cure for all of us soon. Best of luck. Terry L.

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