Thursday, October 24, 2013
This chemo cycle report on the "cancer numbers" looked good. Last cycle when Sabine severely fractured her wrist and had to have an external splint (her erector set), the numbers went up and not down. This caused a lot of worry. The chemo cycle she just completed thankfully told another story -- the numbers went down. This would indicate she is still responsive to the chemo -- bortezimib (Velcade). The strategy now is to do two more cycles and then perhaps a rest.
So far, this chemotherapy has been effective as Sabine's blood cancer is responsive to the drug. Regardless, the future is still bright. Other approved drugs are available. And, as I have said in the past, we have a number of "arrows in the quiver!"
Life is good. Sabine's wrist continues to heal and she continues an active life (dialysis aside!).
That's it. Today's report from the trenches.