Living with Multiple Myeloma: My cancer levels have increased slightly

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As I spoke about yesterday, tadalafil I had my blood test and I was waiting on the results. Today I have them. My cancer levels have slightly increased again from 7.0 in November (post-chemo), to 7.5 in January, to 7.7 yesterday. Thankfully, they are still pretty low (recall they were 62.2 a year ago before chemo). I have monthly (every 5 weeks) blood tests so that my cancer levels can be monitored. I finished chemo treatment mid-November for my Multiple Myeloma and it is important to watch when my cancer levels spike again or get too high so that appropriate action (re: chemo again) can be initiated.

I’m focused on remaining positive and trying to reduce stress in my life. I wish I could go to the forest and grab a picnic basket labelled “eat this to stop your cancer levels rising”. Sadly, that isn’t possible, so I’m doing what I can with positivity in my life, using my camera as a healing tool.

Blood Test Results
Test Result Units
WBC 2.0 giga/L
RBC 4.81 giga/L
Hemoglobin 132 g/L
Hematocrit .40
MCV 83 fL
RDW 12.5 %
Platelets 208 L
MPV 10.4 fL
Neutrophils .9 giga/L
Lymphocytes .7 giga/L
Monocytes .3 giga/L
Eosinophils .1 giga/L
Basophils .0 giga/L
IgG 7.70 g/L
IgA .24 g/L
IgM .38 g/L
Total Protein 74 g/L
Albumin 51.4 g/L
Alpha 1 Globulin 1.6 g/L
Alpha 2 Globulin 6.8 g/L
Beta 1 Globulin 5.0 g/L
Beta 2 Globulin 2.8 g/L
Gamma Globulin 6.4 g/L

I haven’t made a youtube video in a while so I thought I would share some thoughts about my latest blood test results with you.

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Just to give a recap, I’m living with a rare blood cancer called Multiple Myeloma. From February to November 2013, I was on my 4th chemo treatment called Velcade, where I had weekly in-hospital injections, in addition to a variety of other pills taken to supplement my chemo treatment. You can read the background on my diagnosis and previous treatments on an earlier blogpost. You can also follow me on twitter.

Photos from my most recent self-portrait project are on flickr

Sunset in a UBC ForestFall sunset at UBC

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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