Health Update, Part II

Thanks for your interest. As I mentioned last time, my renal function had improved, for which I am deeply grateful. However, the lab did not do the correct tests last week to measure my cancer progress so we were in the dark. Via self-advocation, I was able to get the correct tests done yesterday. The results came back today and I’m disappointed. The cancer activity has increased in the last 90 days, sending my lambda light chains (which the cancer makes) from 123 to 204. So, it appears I’m certainly coming out of remission. The silver lining, if there is one, is that we have a “plan B” in place. I’m going to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance on Monday to discuss the plan going forward. I’m still elated about my kidneys, but pardon my French if I say about the cancer … damnit!

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.

10 thoughts on “Health Update, Part II

  1. Prayers for your visit to the Seattle Cancer Care Institute. πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

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  2. Old friend: I hope Plan B gives you more encouraging results. Sorry you have to go through this again. But I am grateful with you for the improved renal function. You have my prayers, as always. DK

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  3. Dang! I’m so sorry Mike Glad you have a Plan B and that the renal function is looking positive. Thinking of you and Denise! πŸ’œ

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  4. We are so sorry to hear about your cancer level risk test elevating. Our prayers continue to be with youπŸ™πŸ»

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