Since April of 2016 my treatment regimen has been Pomalyst (pomalidomide) and Darzalex (daratumumab), with dexamethasone in the early months. That combination brought my IgG and M-Spike down to the lowest levels seen since diagnosis 14 y…
This morning, shortly after sunrise I walked to a playground close to my house. Playgrounds are a perfect place to have fun, especially when you get there early before anyone shows up. All of us have daily challenges that can … Continue reading →
Saturday morning it was cold and raining, so I stayed close to home and travelled to Queen Elizabeth Park. It was beautiful to see all the cherry blossoms everywhere. I was worried about getting my camera wet, so I placed … Continue reading →
I arrived on Sunset Beach just after sunrise and watched from the shore as ducks swam by. It began to lightly rain so I covered my camera with my touque and took self-portraits on the beach, before it became too … Continue reading →
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I’m realizing that it can be difficult to understand why my cancer levels keep moving up and down like a yo-yo and why I continue to remain on chemo treatment that doesn’t seem to be successful. Since what defines success … Continue reading →
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I didn’t realise how long it has been since I last wrote. Christmas was quiet but very good. My levels continues to rise. I did more Revlimid and my consultant added in the dreaded Dex at 40mg. But to no avail. We have decided that I should go on Pomalidomide. It’s the next iteration from […]
Before I started the current regimen, a PET scan last April 9 displayed five different lytic lesions, three of them in the spine. Last Wednesday’s PET scan showed that all five lesions are significantly decreased, and most are gone. One isn…
June 22, 2016
After the 10th Darzalex infusion, with daily 2 mg Pomalyst and weekly dexamethasone (DEX), IgG is down once again, from 644 to 515 mg/dL, another drop of 20%. M-spike is down too, by a similar ratio, from 0.6 to 0.5 g/…
On Tuesday, I travelled to Heywood Park in North Vancouver. I sat on the rocky shore of the Mackay Creek, watched the water flow by and took in the natural beauty all around me. Being around nature always brightens my … Continue reading →
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016:
My sweeties and I bought a nice bouquet of yellow roses to celebrate my latest treatment results. In the last four weeks on Pomalyst (pomalidomide)(POM) and Darzalex (daratumumab)(DARA) my IgG has dropped 20% from 807 to…