Aloha …

No further clues on where we went on our summer vacation this year!  We just got back and the Islands of Oahu, Kauia and Maui provided the perfect haven for a multitude of activities and some much needed rest.  Between scuba-diving, zip-lining, snorkeling, kayaking, trekking through rainforests to heavenly waterfalls, visiting Pearl Habor/Iolani Palace, hiking up/down volcanoes, the boys first surf lesson […]

Infrequent Updates

I have been approached by a few disappointed friends/family-members to find out if I have stopped updating the blog since my last post was in March.  Whilst I love communicating with you all, my infrequent updates are truly and thankfully a sign that things are going well and not that I am too busy!   I […]

Maintenance is the way to go …

I had a hard time entitling this post.   There are always dramatic titles for when things go badly but when things are going well, every title seems so “boring”.   Please don’t think I am complaining that we are blessed with continued remission – far from it!!   The kappa lightchains & ratio although fluctuating, seem to be of  no […]

Looking back … and forward …

2011 was definitely a rollercoaster year for us in terms of emotions.  We had some significant events – some good and some bad -that changed our lives but 2011 was a good year in terms of Alpesh’s health and that is always a tremendous achievement considering three Christmas’s ago, we really didn’t know if he’d make it this far!   December results […]

What are we thankful for?

For those in the US, we hope you all had a great Thanksgiving Break!  We certainly did!  It was so nice to have a few days off to spend with family and friends.  We also got the added bonus of glorious weather here which was the icing on the cake.  Due to the Thanksgiving break, Alpesh blood […]

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Kappa/Lambda Ratio

I have had numerous people ask me about Alpesh’s latest bloodwork results to see if the Kappa lightchains went up or down so I wanted to make sure I got the results on the blog as soon as possible.   The suspense is all over … they went down, very slightly, but definitely down.  On the flipside, the […]

Up Again

Our celebration last month from the great bloodwork results appears to be short-lived unfortunately.  Alpesh’s kappa lightchains are back up again to 28 mg/l!  That’s a big jump and we are completely baffled as to why this is so much higher than the month before.  The ratio between kappa/lambda is now 1.8 which is higher […]

An impromptu bone marrow biopsy pays off …

On Friday May 20th, during Alpesh’s monthly Dr Z appointment, we convinced Dr Z to do an impromptu bone marrow biopsy to ease our concerns over the fluctuating kappa lightchains in the blood.  Those things look painful so I am not sure I would have been up to an unexpected drilling through my bone, but Alpesh was ready and willing to bear the […]

May Update

Another overdue update – I am really slacking now!!    The main reason for lack of update has been that we have communicated this information to most of you through phone calls or e-mails and also, quite frankly, there has been no real conclusions with regards to Alpesh’s bloodwork – we continue to dangle in limbo land.  The Kappa lightchains […]

A Much Overdue Update …

Apologies for lack of February update – good excuse though – both Alpesh and I were enjoying ourselves in beautiful India!  My gorgeous niece decided to get married in style … a destination wedding in picturesque Kerala no less.   As expected the wedding was out of this world and incredibly memorable.  We feel very blessed […]

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