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...
I’ll stick with the good news…

I’ll stick with the good news…

After a week that included a full-torso rash that had me looking like a cooked lobster (drug allergy,) swollen legs, a sore hip and a complete lack of sleep it’s always nice to get some good news: The chemotherapy is working. My light chain protein count has...
Bad News/Good News

Bad News/Good News

One of the things with the Princess Margaret is that they’re very transparent with report results, etc. If you use their on line portal you can easily be overwhelmed by the amount of data they provide. So it’s always nice to get a phone call once in a...