karl&myeloma

One man's experience with multiple myeloma

Tag: Curcumin

October 15, 2014

Today is ASCT + 365 – 1 year!

My transplant doc, Krishna, was ill and not able to make my appointment. Instead I met with Kate, one of his nurse practioners. I had some questions that she seemed to be able to answer well concerning my set of recent results. In short, I’m in remission! Praise be to God!

Whether I’ll be needing any other tests or what the schedule of follow up testing will be is to be determined. I meet with my regular hemotologist/oncologist, Warren, on Tuesday to start the process of working out a plan.

In the meantime, I feel great.

My only therapy post transplant has been curcumin phytosome which is curcumin complexed with phosphatidyl choline to make it bioavailable. It certainly is safe enough. I am happy to take this for the rest of my life if it means I don’t need chemo or transplant again.

This evening, I listed to a Cure Panel program on bone issues in myeloma. I learned that my experience of seeing my lytic lesions and plasma cytoma disappear in 6 months is rare. I can only attribute it to the power of prayer and God’s healing grace.

I’ll let you know more after my meeting with Warren.

My healing prayers go out for Wayne, Sylvia, Nicola, Ken, Joe, Berris, and Barbara.

Thank you, Lord Jesus, for my healing.

Amen.

September 29, 2014

Today is ASCT +348.

“Immunofix Electr Int
Value: NO MONOCLONAL BAND DETECTED IN SERUM”

No M-Spike!!

Wow!! Praise be to God!!

I have my meeting with my transplant doctor, Krishna on October 15th. Further explanation to come then. In the meantime, I am so happy!!

My only “therapy” since my ASCT has been curcumin phytosome, 1 capsule 2 times a day.

Thank you, Lord Jesus, for my healing.

I also pray for healing for Barbara, Wayne, Jean, Bob, Cricket, Marci, Mother Theodora, Sylvia, Nicola, Berris, Richard, Ken, Jean, Claire, and Vera.

Amen.

September 20, 2014

Today is ASCT +339.

Got the results back of all the viral screening. All negative. So was the throat culture. No answer yet as to why I had a fever. Maritza suggested that I try Loratidine (Claritin) for the post nasal drip apparent cause of my sore throat. I’ve been on it 2 days, and while things seem to be loosening up some, I still have a sore throat, and a cough and a runny nose.

It was quite an impressive array of viruses that I was checked for: Metapneumovirus, Rhinovirus, Influenza A, Influenza A H1, Influenza A H3, Influenza B, Respiratory Snycytial Virus A, Respiratory Syncytial Virus B, Parainfluenza 1, Parainfluenza 2, Parainfluenza 3, and Adenovirus. The throat culture was for Group A Streptococcus.

The really good news that the Free Light Chain results came back and these are all normal. Thanks be to God! Still waiting for the M-Spike.

I’m praying for healing for Barbara, Wayne, Jean, Albert, Jean, Mother Theodora, Sylvia, Nicola, Ken, Herma, Berris, Bob, and Marci.

Thank you, Lord Jesus, for my healing.

Amen

July 13, 2014

Today is ASCT + 270.

I have been feeling great since the last time I posted. Each week I seem to notice something that is better than it was before. For example, today I noticed that the veins in the back of my hands are seemingly back to normal. Hallelujah! Thanks be to God!

Cancer and it’s treatment are an intriguing thing to go through. Some parts of it take a long time to heal. Since y ASCT, the only ‘drug’ I’ve taken is Curcumin Phytosome (Meriva – Curcumin complexed with phosphatidyl choline – 2 capsules daily, one at night and one in the morning.

I’ve decided to wait for my next checkup on my numbers until I’m on Medicare starting in September. This way, I know all the blood tests are covered.

Thank you all for all your prayers – they have been working overtime. I couldn’t feel better.

Please also pray for Herma, Berris, Sylvia, Nicola, Ken, Wayne, Mother Theodora, Richard, Joe, and all those in the Boca Raton Multiple Myeloma Support Group.

Thank you Lord Jesus, for my healing.

Amen