Week 79 chemo complete: Cancer levels mostly stable

Week 78 chemo complete: Nature benefits my health

Friday evening I travelled to the Lynn Loop trail in North Vancouver. I stopped to watch the rushing water flowing down Lynn Creek – alone with my thoughts. Spending time in nature always makes me happy and has a positive benefit on my health.

To recap: On Sunday, cost
August 7th, find I completed Cycle 20 Week 2. I have Multiple Myeloma and anemia, pharmacy a rare blood cancer. It is incurable, but treatable. From February to November 2013, I received Velcade chemo through weekly in-hospital injections as an outpatient. Since February 9th 2015, I have been on Pomalyst and dexamethasone chemo treatment (Pom/dex).

Weekly chemo-inspired self-portraits can be viewed in my flickr album.

English Bay - VancouverJune 2014: English Bay
Week 79 chemo complete: August cancer levels mostly stable

I went in for my monthly big blood test for August to determine what my Hematology profile is (how my body responds overall to my chemo treatment) and learn what my Serum Proteins (Electrophoresis & Immunoglobulins) are, erectile
which are my cancer levels. The results show that my cancer levels are mostly stable. My Beta 2 protein levels are slightly higher, sale remaining above normal levels. My igG protein levels remain stable, view
still within normal levels. My M protein, the most significant cancer marker wasn’t provided.

BOLD = outside normal levels

Serum Proteins (Electrophoresis & Immunoglobulins) (g/L)
Date Albumin Beta Globulin 2 Gamma Globulin igG igA igM
Reference Range 34.0-53.0 1.8 – 4.8 5.1 – 15.0 6.7 – 15.2 .70 – 4.00 .40 – 2.30
August 43.8 5.8 6.5 10.8 .57 .41
July 44.9 5.4 5.7 10.8 1.02 .47
June 42.5 3.4 6.7 10.0 .82 .34
May 45.5 5.1 4.7 10.3 .79 .23
Apr 44.9 5.8 4.8 10.8 .76 .22
Mar 38 6.3 5.8 10.4 .84 .46
Feb 36 5.9 5.1 10.4 .84 .46
Jan 36 6.5 4.9 11.7 .81 .23
Dec 43.6 6.4 5.1 11.6 .78 .37
Nov 30 43.3 7.4 5.4 11.2 .84 .49
Nov 2 45 7.7 4.8 12.5 1.00 .68
Oct 48.5 9.0 4.0 13.3 .82 .43
Sept 44.1 9.2 3.2 12.9 .66 .31
Aug 47.7 10.7 3.0 14.8 .62 .32
July 45.8 11.4 3.6 15.7 .56 .37
June 41.2 15.2 3.9 16.5 .49 .40
May 42 17.2 2.5 18.7 .28 .33
Apr 44.4 19.2 1.5 21.4 .29 .41
Mar 39.1 27.1 2.6 27.5 .26 .50
Feb 38.9 33.9 3.0 36.1 .33 .53
Jan 39.3 30.6 3.7 33.4 .29 .22

My Hematology profile (how my body responds overall to being on treatment) looks good.

Hematology Profile
Date WBC Hemoglobin Platelet Count Neutrophils
Reference Range 4.0 – 11.0 135 – 170 150 – 400 2.0 – 8.0
August 6.3 129 324 4.9
July 6.5 129 349 5.2
June 8.5 126 299 5.2
May 5.6 128 303 4.5
Apr 6.0 131 296 4.9
Mar 6.8 133 339 5.9
Feb 7.5 130 336 6.4
Jan 25 8.3 129 335 5.7
Jan 11 4.9 126 335 5.7
Dec 15.6 129 356 11.2
Nov 30 8.8 133 416 7.0
Nov 2 5.7 136 447 4.7
Nov 8.1 137 387 5.9
Oct 10.5 139 329 8.8
Sept 5.3 130 363 4.4
Sept 13.7 122 304 5.2
Aug 6.1 130 378 4.9
Aug 12.0 133 329 8.3
July 12.8 131 302 9.47
July 4.8 123 386 3.8
June 10.6 124 281 8.0
June 6.5 122 439 4.7
May 12.4 118 271 8.9
May 10.0 118 320 5.2
Apr 12.5 123 297 9.8
Apr 7.6 113 357 3.9
Mar 7.0 133 247 5.6
Mar 6.8 127 467 5.2
Feb 5.5 133 191 4.6
Jan 4.4 129 206 2.3

To recap: On Sunday, August 14th, I completed Cycle 20 Week 3. I have Multiple Myeloma and anemia, a rare blood cancer. It is incurable, but treatable. From February to November 2013, I received Velcade chemo through weekly in-hospital injections as an outpatient. Since February 9th 2015, I have been on Pomalyst and dexamethasone chemo treatment (Pom/dex).

Weekly chemo-inspired self-portraits can be viewed in my flickr album.

The colour of commerceMay 2014: Vancouver Ports

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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