The 24 hour urine test showed no Bence Jones protein in the urine. This is what you would expect with the low Freelite test numbers. She had 1500 mL which is the largest 24 hour urine test amount I thing she has had. That is a good indicator. Her creatinine was 1.3 which is just on the high side of normal. I forgot to get a copy of all the lab results so will have to report on that at a later time.
He wanted her to have Zometa today but we had already been there 1 and ½ hours so we put it off for ten days. We had plans to go to lunch with our two live-in health care givers.
Rebecca felt more negative about today than positive. The bone marrow biopsy didn’t find any myeloma but the doctor is increasing the chemo because of the increasing trend in the Freelite test numbers. So we will wait another 5 or 6 weeks to see if the next dose of chemo reduces the Lambda free light chain proteins.
The other good news is she gained about 8 pounds in the last 5 weeks. This is the first time she has gained weight since she started losing weight about Feb 2009. She lost about 50 pounds so this is a good turn around. She has been eating more. I started making apple strudel about 5 weeks ago and she has been eating a lot of that. It should be pretty good for her since it has apples, sliced almonds, and raisins. She does like a lot of butter with it.
The two live-in health care providers are working pretty well. I went on a 9 day trip and they took good care of her. I met one of them two years ago mountain biking. My wife didn’t like two things about me mountain biking. She would be left alone and I rode by myself many times which is more risky. She worried that I wouldn’t make it back sometimes. So now one of the health care providers rides with me while the other one stays with her.
Here is her free light protein chart. The Lambda number is the marker for her type of myeloma.