Oregon’s reputation for tough winters suffered a setback in 2017/18. November, December, and January stretched like lazy cats across the table of the Northwest sky. They shed rain but mild […]
There are everyday challenges living with multiple myeloma while on chemo. It would be easy for me to dwell endlessly on the tasks I’m no longer able to perform, the activities that I can no longer participate in, or the … Continue reading →
The results from my February monthly blood test were missing the m protein value. My particular type of multiple myeloma is less common and it is not always possible to get an m protein value – the best measure to … Continue reading →
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It was a rainy day Feb 28, 2006, when I was admitted to Sutter Memorial Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant unit. It was a small unit of only 6 rooms. Each patient is in isolation because of having little to no immune system working. Every day, a cleaner came in and did the entire room top […]
Friday morning, as a snowstorm began hitting Vancouver, I travelled back to Queen Elizabeth Park. Everywhere looked so beautiful with the snow falling. Vancouver always looks so amazing when it is snows. Love this city! To recap: On Sunday, February … Continue reading →
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Friday morning I travelled back to Granville Island, as a light drizzle fell. As I walked around Alder Bay, I observed a couple ducks swimming and bobbing for food. I always enjoy quiet time by the water. To recap: On … Continue reading →
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My monthly blood test results for January, show that my cancer levels/m protein have increased from between 10 and 11 in December up to 13 in January. I began Ninlaro chemo with my Pomalyst chemo on January 8th, however, it … Continue reading →
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Multiple myeloma is a rare type of tumor which influences the plasma cells that synthesize in the bone marrow, the delicate tissue present inside some hollow bones.Ordinarily, plasma cells have the capacity of delivering antibodies (immunoglobulin) as …
Monday January 8th I began my 39th 4-week cycle and 153rd week of Pomalyst chemo. That day, I also started a new chemo called Ninlaro. In July I stopped taking dexamethasone, a steroid, due to eye damage. Pomalyst + dexamethasone … Continue reading →
Saturday morning as a light rain fell, I travelled to Vanier Park in Kits. It provides a beautiful view of English Bay, and on a clear day you can see the mountains. I sat in quiet reflection and watched rowers … Continue reading →
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