Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Timely Post

Well it was only a mere six weeks ago that I went in for my quarterly checkup with the Dr., so I guess it is about time I posted the results and how I am doing. I have had a number of friends and family tell me that when I don’t post for a long time they tend to assume the worst and start to worry and then they are afraid to call because they think it will be bad news.. My apologies if I have caused any of you to worry. The delay has nothing to do with my checkup it is just pure laziness and procrastination.

As for my checkup the news was very good, not great, but very good. Great news would have been to have the Dr. say I was in complete remission, which I am not, but very good in the fact that all of the Myeloma markers are either normal or close to normal. Of the five markers they look at, two (Free light chain ratio and lytic lesions) are in the normal range; my plasma cell dyscracia (which we are all familiar with) is at 5% and needs to be below 5% (I’d say that one is pretty close to being under control). If it wasn’t for a handful of bad proteins on a couple of tests I’d be in great shape.

So the bottom line is we are making progress, just a little more slowly than we would like. Lynn is sure it is her fault because she has never learned patience and this is the Lord’s way of giving her one more chance to learn.

I will try to be better about posting more often, but the bottom line is, no promises. After all I am a Tanner male and we are not known for our prolific letter writing.

We love you all and appreciate the support we have received from you as we have gone over this little bump in the road of our lives.