Well guess what? By all normal standards of measure I have stable disease after 12 weeks of GRN163L. There has been no statistically significant trend in M-spike, IgG lambda expression, CRP, or Beta-2. My blood counts have continued to slowly go down which was expected and will probably be the limiting side effect. The anemia related fatigue is the only issue I really notice besides the psychological babble associated with weekly infusions. I certainly obsess about every tweak, tingle and sensation but that is a pretty normal cancer Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
May was a great month. I took off for a few weeks to the Oregon coast. The OCD gladly receded giving way to glorious vacation. I got to commune with wonderful friends, family and some pretty amazing trees. Not to mention the Pacific Ocean and countless birds and the absolutely amazing blooms of late spring. I got a week off GRN and boy was it wonderful. Now I'm looking forward to a wonderful summer frolicking in Western New York.