My Oct monthly blood test results show that my cancer levels increased. Although I say I have monthly blood tests, view it is actually every 4 weeks so some months, like October I will have 2 tests.
According to my Hematologist (Blood Cancer Specialist):
The M Protein (Myeloma Protein) is only my abnormal protein, which is my myeloma or represents the cancer in my body as g/L. The igG and Beta 2 that I discussed before isn’t a complete accurate measure as they consist of good and bad proteins, while the M Protein value is all bad protein. If the M Protein value is zero, then no cancer is detected in my blood.
M Protein (g/L)
Oct = 2.5
Oct = 2.3
Sept = 2.8
Aug = value missing
July = value missing
June = 1.9
May = 1.7
Apr = 2.5
Mar = 3
My M Protein increased from 2.3 to 2.5 g/L, so right now there is more cancer in my bloodstream.
My Hematology profile (how my body responds overall to being on treatment) looks good.
|Reference Range||4.0 – 11.0||135 – 170||150 – 400||2.0 – 8.0|
Last Thursday I went to Lynn Headwater Regional Park, North Vancouver and tried my hand at making a rock tower.
I always enjoy my time in nature.
To recap: On Sunday, November 6th, I completed Cycle 23 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.