I had blood tests (and the Bence Jones 24-hour urine test) last week.
This afternoon I got my results. Here goes, in a nutshell:
- My M-spike has gone down (it has actually been going down a wee bit for the past two tests, so this is the third “wee bit down”).
- Total IgG is also down (for the second time, when compared to my last few tests).
- My hemoglobin is in the normal range, even though my red blood cells are slightly low, but just slightly.
- Everything else looks pretty much the same. Almost everything, certainly anything of importance, is a wee bit better compared to my most recent tests. For example, my monoclonal component hasn’t been this low since 2012. And my freelite chains have also gone down quite a bit.
- No Bence Jones. Yaaaay!
You are probably curious to know what I’ve been taking. Not much, actually. I mean, in addition to using Nigella sativa in my food, I’ve been taking my usual 8 grams of C3 Complex curcumin a day, divided into two doses (4 grams at lunchtime, 4 at dinnertime). And, since last summer, I have been testing a Ganoderma lucidum supplement: 960 mg, twice a day (again, lunch and dinner, together with the curcumin). Well, the Ganoderma seems to have done something, for sure.
Or could it simply be the “kitten” effect (see photo of Pandora, left; Pixie, right)? Meow!!!
Anyway, whatever the cause, these results confirm that I’m stable…And to think that more than 12 years have passed since my SMM diagnosis…
Well, well, well! Stefano and I certainly have some celebrating to do this evening.
Ciao, everyone, and may the holiday season bring GOOD NEWS to you, too!!!