Health Update: 2/22/21

A brief update regarding my health for my friends and family.

I mentioned that about seven weeks ago, some of my labs showed that my cancer was suddenly becoming more active. It took that long to get in to my myeloma specialist in Seattle, which happened today. So, with all things considered it was the best news I could hope for.

There are several labs that mark the boundary of Myeloma. While one suddenly tripled (light chain lambda proteins), others have not changed. The verdict today was to keep on my same chemo and to just watch my kidneys more closely. At the first sign of further damage, we now have a plan B of new chemotherapies to start to try and suppress the cancer better.

It was a joy having lunch in Seattle with two of our sons and one daughter-in-law (and one newfoundland granddog).

Having received my second dose of COVID vaccine last week, I’m starting to crawl out of my deep quarantine hole … while still donning a mask of course. If you want to have coffee (outside) let me know.

Thanks for your concern and prayers.

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.

5 thoughts on “Health Update: 2/22/21

  1. Good to hear the other labs are stable and that you are fully vaccinated!! I’d love to take you up on that coffee but we decided to move to Oregon in the midst of the pandemic. If you get near Salem, please give me a call and I’ll take you to my favorite place. Thanks for the updates.

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  2. Thanks for keeping us posted! Yes to coffee at some time!

    Val

    Valerie Holtgeerts

    PE Specialist, Anacortes Middle School

    *”First and foremost, we need to be the adults we want our children to be. We should watch our own gossiping and anger. We should model the kindness we want to see.” * Brene Brown

    On Mon, Feb 22, 2021 at 6:53 PM J. Michael Jones wrote:

    > J. Michael Jones posted: ” A brief update regarding my health for my > friends and family. I mentioned that about seven weeks ago, some of my labs > showed that my cancer was suddenly becoming more active. It took that long > to get in to my myeloma specialist in Seattle, which happ” >

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing Mike. I’m so glad you got out and about, even if it was for a dr. appointment. I believe things will get better now that you can get out some. Mental health is so important, as you know. I’ll continue to pray for you and Denise.

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