These were Dom’s latest numbers. The numbers in parentheses are from November 2018.WBC: 6.5 (8.3 three months ago)RBC: 3.9 (3.71)HTC: 39.4 (36.3)PLATELETS: 154 (188)KAPPA Li…
Our Slidell Oncologist is delighted with Dom’s numbers:WBC: 6.9RBC: 3.93 (L)HTC: 39.1Platelets: 223Kappa Light Chains: 13.5Lambda Light Chains: 16.1Ratio: 0.84ZERO…
WBC: 15.2 (H)RBC: 3.3 (L)HTC: 32.7 (L)PLATELETS: 120 (L)KAPPA: 14.5LAMBDA: 13.3RATIO: 1.09M SPIKE: NOT OBSERVED
Our Christine just sent me this shirt. Perfect timing! Dom has a ZERO M-SPIKE! Life is good. God is great!
We went to Tulane yesterday. It was one of those “good news – bad news” things.Dr. Safah said that he had ZERO M-SPIKE. That he was in remission after just a couple of rounds of chemo months ago.BUT-He’s got a new lesion on his “good” hip.S…
Dom is getting stronger day by day. His physical therapist has basically made Dom his “project”. Dom almost feels guilty, as the guy pretty much ignores everybody else when we’re there 3 days a week.He loves his rollator and doesn’t use a w…
Just got the call. His numbers are jumping all over the place. (My opinion, not the doctor’s)
Some background: For years, his M-SPIKE was ZERO.
Last summer, it jumped up to .3 and stayed there for almost a year. (blood work results)
6 months ago, it jumped up to .6 (blood work results)
3 months ago it was at .8 (blood work results)
At this point, Dr. Safah ordered a Bone Marrow Biopsy. The reading was only 0.2 and were were all happy about this.
Fast forward to this month:
M-SPIKE 1.0 (blood work)
We have been going to a Slidell oncologist out of convenience, but have an appointment with Dr. Safah at TULANE in December. I just don’t know what to think about this. The bone marrow biopsy is a more definitive test than blood work.
His LIGHT CHAINS are weird, too.
Normal levels of serum free light chains are:
• Kappa: 3.3–19.4 mg/L
• Lambda: 5.71–26.3 mg/L
• Kappa/lambda ratio: 0.26–1.65
His March numbers were:
September found us at:
I’d be delighted to get some feedback from you guys. TIA.
Friday, August 19, 2016:
Wednesday I brought a Mayo Clinic blood draw “kit” to the local clinic, where they drew the blood and shipped it overnight back to Mayo. Last evening the results showed up on Mayo’s patient portal, and I’m happy!
Hi gang-Things are kind of “gloom and doom” here.For 6 years, Dom had a ZERO M-Spike. Last summer, it jumped up to .3 and stayed there for almost a year.3 months ago, it jumped up to .6Most recently, it was at .8Our Slidell doctor “signed off on …
Wednesday, May 25, 2016:
My sweeties and I bought a nice bouquet of yellow roses to celebrate my latest treatment results. In the last four weeks on Pomalyst (pomalidomide)(POM) and Darzalex (daratumumab)(DARA) my IgG has dropped 20% from 807 to…