Week 123 of chemo: June blood test results – Cancer levels remain stable

Week 123 of chemo: June blood test results - Cancer levels remain stable

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.

Hematology Profile
Date WBC Hemoglobin Platelet Count Neutrophils
Reference Range 4.0 – 11.0 135 – 170 150 – 400 2.0 – 8.0
Jun 2017 5.2 131 312 4.3
May 2017 5.1 132 303 4.1
Apr 2017 6.6 127 294 3.7
Mar 2017 5.1 130 303 4.2
Feb 2017 4.8 132 324 3.6
Jan 2017 4.8 136 304 3.7
Dec 2016 6.7 128 303 3.4

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.

Steveston - Canada GeeseMay 2014: Steveston Geese

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