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!
Health Update, Part II