Week 108 chemo complete: Forgot to share – Feb cancer levels stable

Week 108 chemo complete: Forgot to share - Feb cancer levels stable

So I completely forgot in my last update to share my February cancer levels. I don’t how that happened, about it perhaps due to fatigue, pharm but it slipped my mind. It could also be that because the news wasn’t negative – my cancer levels remain stable – it wasn’t something to worry about. This means my chemo continues to be effective, which is a good thing.

M Protein (g/L)
Feb = 3.5
Jan 2017 = 3.3
Dec = 2.4
Nov = 3.3
Oct = 2.5
Oct = 2.3
Sept = 2.8
Aug = value missing
July = value missing
June = 1.9
May = 1.7
Apr = 2.5
Jan – Mar 2016 = 3

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
Feb 4.8 132 324 3.6
Jan 4.8 136 304 3.7
Dec 6.7 128 303 3.4
Nov 5.7 132 325 4.8
Oct 4.3 130 343 3.5
Oct 5.3 126 311 4.2
Sept 7.9 128 295 4.8

I’m staying positive and remain hopeful that I’ll be stable for a long time.

Photo: On Saturday, I travelled to Capilano Canyon on the North Shore. I arrived shortly after sunrise as I enjoy walking in the early mornings, when there are less people around. Adventures in nature always makes my happy.

To recap: On Sunday, March 5th, I completed Cycle 27 Week 4. I have Multiple Myeloma and anemia, a rare blood cancer. It is incurable, but treatable. 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.

Canadian Coast Guard Moytel in the Vancouver HarbourJune 2014: Canadian Coast Guard Moytel

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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