Midweek musings

I had a good doctor visit. As I mentioned, my numbers are going up (kappa light chains) but as he said it is slowly going up and I’m a long way to where I started out 3 1/2 years ago at 1010 mg/L kappa light chains. So I’m ok and not panicking. It went up 6 points to 31.7 so an increase. Lambda is in the normal range and looking back at my numbers, Lambda was always in the normal range. The ratio also increased to 2.66 from 2.33 so increase there too. When I went back to when I started Velcade my ratio at it’s highest was 68.25 mg/L so that says something about where I started.

All in all, I’m ok with it for now. It’s always weird to think cancer cells are in your body but one must be positive and philosophical at the same time.

We’re in for cooler temperatures which will be most welcome.

My daughter is drying some cherry tomatoes since we have so many and I really don’t want them to waste. Sundried tomatoes in the winter are nice additions to pasta.

Our last appt is Friday till next week. Driving to Sacramento has been awful with the traffic. Driving home has been a lot easier. I’m guessing with school starting and work there are more people on the freeway.

After next week, we are on a 2-week clinic schedule and that will be very nice.

 

4 thoughts on “Midweek musings

  1. Sorry to read your numbers are creeping up a bit Christina, but sounds like your MM is slow moving, and you don’t have to worry much. And yes, I always think about those lousy cancer cells circulating around in our bodies, trying to sabotage us. Hopefully we remain strong for years and years and years, and meds will continue to be developed to battle for us. Speaking of that, I was wondering how long you were on Velcade. I can’t believe how long it’s been effective for me. I began Velcade, Cytoxan, Dex end of Sept 2018, and still going strong on it. Wondering how long you were on Velcade, and with what other meds? Hoping your hubby is doing well too! xoxo Julie

    • Thankfully, it is slow-moving and I’m ok with that. I knew eventually my numbers would change so, now they have. I started Velcade with Dex in December of 2015. By January, after the second injection, it was already working. I had 6 injections total and stopped in June of June 2016. so I’ve had 3 great years! I plan to go back on Velcade when the time comes and hopefully it will be as effective. Hope you are well in your world and your husband is doing as well as can be expected.

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