Hopefully jumping off the plateau

Hopefully jumping off the plateau

I reallized it’s been a  while since I last posted about my amyloidosis/chemo adventures, so herewith an update. Some time ago we switched me over from shots – for which I had to go to Princess Margaret Hospital – to a capsule I could take at...
Hump Month

Hump Month

This weekend I start into month 5 – Hump Month! – of my chemotherapy for amyloidosis. After that, and if everything goes well, I’m looking at another 4 months of 101 pills a week. With any luck that will involve nothing more than the same mild...
Chemo 101

Chemo 101

The latest results are in and the news continues to be good. The offending protein levels continue to drop. The change from a shot to a pill has also worked out nicely. Side effects are less bothersome and seem to be limited to fatigue. This seems to accumulate from...
A little compassion goes a long way

A little compassion goes a long way

Today I’m starting the third month of chemotherapy for my amyloidosis out of what I gather will be a 9 month run overall. So far things have been going pretty well; I suspect I have it easier than many with more complex/serious forms of cancer that require more...