Friday, August 28, 2009

Oh, Happy Day!

The long-awaited call came from Dr Longo concerning Sabine's bone marrow biopsy and the test for her light chain disease (a 24-hour urine test). All markers for her cancer.

Bone Marrow Biopsy: Normal Bone Marrow!

Lambda Light Chains: 0.18! (she started out with over 25,000 and the Velcade/Dex chemotherapy brought them down to around 100 before they started climbing again).

Dr Longo's Diagnosis: Multiple Myeloma in Remission!

This, of course, is not the end of the fight. It is round two or three in which Sabine has a definite advantage. She is scheduled this month to raise up her connected veins so that she can develop a fistula for dialysis purposes and then get rid of the tunnel catheter in her neck. This will not only enable her to engage in water sports, but also provide a dialysis connection that is more aseptic. Who knows what the future may bring? There has even been the mention of a kidney transplant if she remains cancer-free for a period of two years.

Plenty still to pray for and we thank all of you from the bottom of our hearts for your love, concern and prayers. You are wonderful friends!

To this we give God glory and raise up the power of love and prayer!


  1. YAY!!!! we are so happy for you, Sabine!!
    remission is a good word:)

  2. Fantastic News - am so pleased for you both.
    Lots of Love


  3. Great News! We are always thinking of the two of you. And keeping you in our prayers!
    We love you!!!

  4. Wonderful! Terrific! Love to both of you!!!


  5. Absolutely the BEST news I have read....Stay Strong Sabine.....your always in my thoughts and prayers!