Torri is in Washington, DC this week, and she sent this picture today. How cool! I love history and the places where history has been made. I’m so glad they got out to see some of the sites.
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I’m feeling ungood today. Maybe even part way doubleplusungood. I had Zometa yesterday, so this could explain some of it. I usually feel a little bit flu-ish the day after a Zometa infusion. I’ve had a few days of feeling sneezy and nose-runny, and I feel very tired. I think I just need to get several nights of good sleep.
Here’s a picture of the Zometa IV to satisfy your curiosity. I have 250 ml saline with it, over about 45 minutes. My onc now has wireless, so I took a computer with me yesterday so I could get a little work done.
Here are my latest results.
Test Name Result AB Normal Range Units IGG 466 L 600-1700 MG/DL IGM 31 L 35-290 MG/DL IGA 408 H 40-400 MG/DL
The SPE pattern demonstrates two bands of restricted mobility in the gamma region.
Monoclonal component typed as IgA Lambda. Concentration of monoclonal protein determined by serum protein electrophoresis is 0.4 g/dL.
Monoclonal component typed as IgA Lambda. Concentration of monoclonal protein determined by serum protein electrophoresis is 0.3 g/dL.
*Suggestive of a monoclonal component typed as IgG Kappa. Concentration of monoclonal protein is too low to accurately quantify.
* This is new! Previously, I’ve only ever had just two m-spikes. That’s not enough? I vaguely remember seeing this on one other report, so maybe it’s something that comes and goes. In any case, it’s not enough to measure, so I’m not alarmed.
Serum Free Light Chain Assay
Test Name Result AB Normal Range Units Kappa Free, Serum 0.1380 L 0.33-1.94 mg/dL Lambda Free, Serum 1.24 0.57-2.63 mg/dL K/L FLC Ratio 0.1113 L 0.26-1.65 mg/dL
Still, no myeloma treatment for over two years.