I have my June test results and I’m happy to report that my M protein (cancer levels) remain stable at 3.2.
M protein (g/L)
June = 3.2
May = value missing
Apr = 3.0
Mar = 3.0
Feb = 3.5
Jan = 3.3
Dec = 2.4
Feb 2015 = 36.1 (began chemo)
I’m thankful that the next day I am able to go online to view my lab results. I’m focusing positive energy on keeping my cancer levels stable, I try and remain calm and keep my stress levels low each day. I’m also focused on eating as healthy as possible. When I started in February 2015, my cancer levels were 36.1 and now they are 3.2.
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|
Yesterday morning I went to Queen Elizabeth Park and found a place where there were tons of pond lilies. It was so peaceful to watch as sunlight broke through the trees. I didn’t see any wildlife, perhaps they were still asleep – it was pretty early.
To recap: On Sunday, June 18th, I completed Cycle 31 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.