Week 111 chemo complete: Mar blood test results – Cancer levels remain stable

Week 111 chemo complete: Mar blood test results – Cancer levels remain stable
Positive Attitude
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Keep moving forward.

I’m happy to report that my March blood test results show my cancer levels remain stable. I was a bit worried that my M Protein – cancer levels marker, would continue to trend upward, I’m thankful, that was not the case.

M protein (g/L)
Mar = 3.0
Feb = 3.5
Jan = 3.3
Dec = 2.4
Nov = 3.3
March 2016 = 3

Keeping a positive attitude + healthy mindset helps me through each day.

Photo: Friday morning I travelled to Lynn Headwaters Regional Park in North Vancouver. My plan was to take a self-portrait walking across the log, however this experience exposed some of my physical limitations. I set my camera on a 10sec timer and then tried to run to the log, jump up, walk across the log, and then pose. That proved quite difficult.

The myeloma/cancer in my bone marrow continue to weaken my bone structure so I don’t have the ability to walk across and balance successfully on the log. I spent a significant amount of time, trying to mirror the image in my mind, but in the end I left, without the “perfect” shot I wanted. All good though, I was happy to spend time in the forest.

Recap: Since Feb 2015 I’ve been on chemo treatment for a rare cancer of the immune system. Multiple myeloma is a blood cancer that affects the plasma cells, a type of immune cell that produces antibodies that fight infection. These plasma cells are found in my bone marrow. Multiple myeloma is incurable, but treatable.

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