80 Months of Complete Remission

Got the call a little while ago.

Dom remains in complete remission, but his numbers are a LITTLE concerning to me.   (His doctor isn’t fazed a bit).  Light Chains are high.  Their ratio is normal.

M-Spike is now 0.6, while it had been 0.3

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 are:
*Kappa:  25.67
*Lambda:  28.00
*Ratio:  0.91

I know that many MM patients would be tickled with these numbers.  Perhaps I expect too much.  (They’re sending me a hard copy of all of his numbers)

We’ll see what happens in June.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

All is Well Here

Hi gang.  Summer is upon us here in the Deep South which means BEACH TIME.

I’m headed to PCB for 5 weeks tomorrow.  Dom will join me in a few weeks, as our daughter is flying in for the Fourth of July.

Dom looks and feels great.  We had his blood work done last Tuesday… M Spike, Light Chains, etc.

We should know something by Friday, but we’re very confident that he remains in remission.

I probably won’t be updating this blog until my return back home in Mid July.  In the meanwhile, thanks again for all of your prayers and good vibes.  They’re working!

A Truly HAPPY St. Patrick’s Day for Us

Blessed St. Patrick’s Day! 
From ‘St. Patrick’s Breastplate Prayer’: 

I bind unto myself the Name,
The strong Name of the Trinity;
By invocation of the same.
The Three in One, and One in Three,
Of Whom all nature hath creation,
Eternal Father, Spirit, Word:
Praise to the Lord of my salvation,
Salvation is of Christ the Lord. Amen.

Well, gang….. Great news.  Dom had ZERO M-SPIKE.  He’s now been in Complete Remission for 56 months!

We got the call yesterday morning.  This made our annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration more special than usual!

I baked Oat Farls and Soda Bread.  Green Beer flowed. Had the usual Corned Beef, cabbage, potatoes and carrots.  Dessert was my Bailey’s Irish Cream Fudge topped with a layer of Jameson’s Irish Whiskey Fudge.  Dessert Drinks were Bailey’s and Jameson’s on the rocks.

We were joined by DEAR FRIEND Richard.  Much to our delight, he brought an old friend Connie, who we adore!  We had lovely time!