Strike Three (but I’m not out)

Posted on January 10th, 2008 by Cam.
Categories: Let's talk.

You know when your specialist looks at the report on the computer and says ‘shit’ that the news ain’t great. We have been down this road before but this time the outcome seems definite. This is the third time we have had ‘the chat’.

I have four new lesions. One on a left rib, one on a right rib, one on my left femur and one on my spine (T9). My light chains (Kappa- indicators for active cancer) have jumped considerably since my last blood test, hence the specialist’s response. The good news is that my sternum is fine.

I got started today on Zometa which is going to stabilise my bone density and hopefully improve it. It seems to be something that I will be on for the rest of my life. It involves a 15 minute IV drip every month. It doesn’t really concern me. The staff at the Haematology Care Centre are fantastic.

I have a MRI tomorrow and a full skeletal survey. Monday I will have a pelvis biopsy and if they are not able to find anything there they will biopsy the spine. They are leaving that as a last resort because of the risk. It seems that I will be starting chemo fairly soon. Looks like I just saved 50 bucks on a hair cut.

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Photo Update from Christmas and New Year 2007

Posted on January 10th, 2008 by Cam.
Categories: Let's talk.

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Sister Rach, me, Mike and Libs at the beach on Christmas Day.

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Sal, Libs, Michael, Rach and me on Christmas Day

johncarms.jpg A shot I took of sister Carms and John at Carols By Candle-light

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Christmas Lunch with the fam

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Our method of communicating the important things in life

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New Years reflection and shashlik with Becky, Libs, me, Rochelle and Guennadi.

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