Spooky Lab Results Coming On Halloween…

10.29.19

So much going on here in CA with the fire and wind. I’m beat up from being on high alert 24 7 with everything. Potential fire, crazy winds, potential power outages… not to mention our daily health and functionality challenges… ugh, I only wish for zero challenges in my life, but I guess that’s just not reality nor “real life”…

So grateful for all the brave
First Responders!

Took my full labs this past Sunday, and will meet with my Dr on Thursday for my Myeloma status. I’ll update you here on Halloween. Hoping I don’t get spooky results :))

My immune system continues to roller coaster and mainly plummet low. Currently my WBC is 2.3, ANC 1.84, RBC 3.64, Platelets 125, HGB, 12.5 Fortunately organ status still good, with Creatinine .71, GFR 93, and all other Liver and Kidney functions in the normal range. Today begin’s Monday’s chemo crash, so I don’t have much “helium”, and not looking forward to the continued crash tomorrow.

I have an early online Myeloma conference meeting tomorrow morning, and not sure how well I will feel to participate in it. I miss all my “professional” activities, I miss connecting with people on a deeper level, and I miss participating in intellectually stimulating environments. But I can only do so much now, and I have accepted I just cannot do what I used to do, nor what my mind wants to do. Even after almost 10 years, it’s still so surreal how my life has changed on every level. But I am deeply grateful for so much, as frustrated as I am…

Ok friends, I’ll be back with my Myeloma status labs…
Thank you for checking in, and caring about my story as you do :))

Did I get a Myeloma Trick
Or a Treat 
for a change??? :))
Here’s my Spooky results:

IMMUNOGLOBULINS

2/14/     3/14/     4/11/     5/9/          6/6/        7/3/        8/4/        9/2/      9/29/    
10/27/2019
IGA 70 – 400 mg/dL
1,230      1,260      1,440      690         740         676         654         638         731         648
IGG 700 – 1,600 mg/dL
87           85           98           95           88           150         84           75           85           78
IGM 40 – 230 mg/dL
< 18        < 18        <
18        < 17        < 17        < 17        < 18        <
18        < 18     < 18
IMMUNOFIXATION
RESULT
PROTEIN, URINE,
QN     
Me = 6.0 mg/dL        (normal =  less than 11.0 mg/dL)
No monoclonal protein detected
                                                                                     ME                RANGE
KAPPA LIGHT
CHAIN, FREE
                            2 mg/L               3 – 19 mg/L
LAMBDA LIGHT
CHAIN, FREE, SER/PLAS
     2 mg/L               6 – 26 mg/L
KAPPA/LAMBDA,
FREE RATIO
                         Not Applicable  
INTERPRETATION, IMMUNOELECTROPHORESIS
                                                                                   ME                  RANGE
TOTAL PROTEIN                                                  6.2 g/dL        6.0 – 8.0   g/dL
ALBUMIN                                                            3.92 g/dL      3.40 – 4.90 g/dL   
ALPHA-1-GLOBULIN,
ELECTROPHORESIS   
0.26
g/dL      0.17 – 0.50 g/dL
ALPHA-2-GLOBULIN,
ELECTROPHORESIS
   0.67
g/dL      0.55 – 1.00 g/dL
BETA GLOBULIN,
ELECTROPHORESIS
          1.27 g/dL      0.65 – 1.10 g/dL
GAMMA GLOBULIN,
ELECTROPHORESIS
      0.07
g/dL     0.70 – 1.60 g/dL

M-PROTEIN, SERUM                                           0.59
g/dL       0.00 – 0.00 g/dL
PROTEIN
ELECTROPHORESIS RESULT, SERUM      Abnormal            

Hopefully you can make sense of these crazy Myeloma stats. You’ll see my IGA is Not Normal, and M Protein is Not Normal, BUT it’s sure better than months, years ago. Go 40mg Dex Steroids, Velcade injections, and 400mg Cytoxan Cyclophosphamide chemo!!

I wound up converting my In-person Dr appointment to a Phone appointment, as I was just too beat up and exhausted, was having my usual GI cleanse crash side effects, and just didn’t want to risk getting on the crazy LA freeways with the fires, power outages, etc, still happening! Thankfully my Dr is wonderful that way, and we viewed my MM results on the phone and online together.

Well, that’s my status on this Halloween 2019
Hope you had a wonderful October, and cheers to November festivities without Drama, right :))