Every month when I go online to check my monthly blood test results, I stay calm and try and visually my cancer levels remaining low and stable. I’m thankful my April blood test results show that once again my M protein numbers (cancer levels) are unchanged. When I started in February 2015, my cancer levels were 36.1 and now they are 3.0 – my chemo rocks!
M Protein (g/L)
Apr 2017 = 3.0
Mar 2017 = 3.0
Feb 2017 = 3.5
Jan 2017 = 3.3
Dec 2016 = 2.4
Apr 2016 = 2.5
Feb 2015 = 36.1 (began chemo)
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|
At my Myeloma Specialist (Hematologist) appointment, they talked about how pleased they were that after 2+ years my chemo treatment remains very effective. I’m happy that my positive attitude and healthy eating continues to help energize my chemo ‘fight the good fight’ against my multiple myeloma.
Saturday morning I travelled to Capilano River Regional Park in West Vancouver. It was a bit chilly, but I’m always happy enjoy being in nature.
Thanks everyone for your continual support!
To recap: On Sunday, Apr 23rd, I completed Cycle 29 Week 3. I have Multiple Myeloma and anemia, a rare cancer of the immune system. Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells that affects the plasma cells, a type of immune cell that produces antibodies to fight infection. These plasma cells are found in the bone marrow. As a 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.