Saturday, January 21, 2012

Another drop!

For those of you who are following the "numbers," they are down again. Second round of Velcade/Dex and the chemo has repressed those nasty light chains down into the normal range -- 18!

What's next? Well, we will see Dr Sheehan next Tuesday and see if we continue the present course, wait and see, or try something else.

In the meantime, life is good.

Friday, January 13, 2012

2012 Update

Sabine and our son, "Zeke" just before his journey took him
to Guatemala. Zeke came home for Christmas and stayed
for awhile to see that mom's chemo went okay.
Here we are! Starting our fifth year living with cancer.

I think I updated the present. Sabine's numbers started climbing this summer (but had a whole summer off without chemo). We predicted Dr Sheehan would start an intervention this fall -- and he did.

We started a two week cycle of Velcade + dexamethasone, with a week off.

After this first cycle the chemo knocked Sabine's rising number down almost to the normal range.

Dr Sheehan decided to do one more Velcade/dex cycle and see what happens.

So, that's where we are today -- in the second cycle -- we had to cancel our trip south this winter because of the chemo cycle which requires us to go into UW Hospital two days a week for the Velcade which is administered by IV drip.

Sabine continues exercising and being her wonderfully happy self. She is a little tired, but doing well.

I have gotten my book into the publisher and also doing well.

God is good and will provide.

New Year's Blessings to all of you!