Week 41 chemo complete: My small blood test results rocked!

Week 41 chemo complete: My small blood test results rocked!

Last Monday I had my complete blood count. It is a small blood test I have every 2 weeks, which measures my body’s overall response to ongoing chemo treatment. The results were excellent, just like 2 weeks ago and I’m extremely happy with my Hematology Profile.

Hematology Profile
Date WBC Hemoglobin Platelet Count Neutrophils
Reference Range 4.0 – 11.0 135 – 170 150 – 400 2.0 – 8.0
Nov 16 5.7 136 447 4.7
Nov 2 8.1 137 387 5.9

On Wednesday morning I wandered around Granville Island. It was a beautiful and sunny day and I observed others walking their dog or jogging with a friend. Near the water I found this tree and thought it would be perfect for a self-portrait.

To recap: On Sunday, November 22nd, I completed Cycle 11 Week 1. 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.

No lawn to mowMay 2014: Coal Harbour

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