Milestones: A & B

Sorry about a defunct post earlier. It was in a video format and this site would not allow it.


A. I took my first capsule of Ixazomib today, the new chemo. I hope it is a new path.

B. I used to be a modest runner, 3 miles twice a week then 7 miles on Saturday. I ran last the week before I got sick in Jan, 2019. I was so ill and quite anemic for much of the year, that there were even times I could hardly walk to the car. My hemoglobin bounced between 7 and 12 (normal is 13.5 or greater).

For some reason, I have felt stronger in the past 3-4 weeks and my hemoglobin was going up. I told Denise, before my labs were drawn this week, that I felt like it reached 13. Well, it is 13.7 and in the normal range. I couldn’t believe it!

While I have been walking faithfully, today (after I finished my 2 mile walk with Greta) I donned my running clothes and ran a mile. It brought tears of joy to my eyes as I never, ever thought I would run again. It felt great. I had to share this with someone. Mike

Published by J. Michael Jones

J. Michael Jones is a writer and PA who lives in Anacortes, Washington. He is the father of five children, who are now grown and out discovering this wonderful world on their own. He has previously focused his writing on non-fiction including medical topics and issues of the philosophy of Christian thought. With the success of his last book, Butterflies in the Belfry, Michael is now moving into fiction with his first novel, The Waters of Bimini.

16 thoughts on “Milestones: A & B

  1. Great news! Glad you’re feeling better and the test results are better.
    Praying the new chemo is effective and reduces those awful side effects.
    Love you, brother!


  2. Simply…amazing! Now I have no excuse NOT to walk every day…but I feel a bit like Pac-Man in my neighborhood these days…looking over my shoulder, crossing the street to avoid the other potential viral killer-bots…(sometimes loudly coughing into my mask causes THEM to cross the street)


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