My Kidney Biopsy Report is In

Remember the very important Kidney Biopsy procedure I had a little more than a week ago to determine if my cancer is also spreading to my heart, a rare and serious condition known as Amyloidosis? Well, the final relults are in you can put a big mark the win column in my battle against multiple myeloma!!!! 

The results are very good, though my very personal fight against this nasty, sneaky, and life changing form of cancer still rolls on every day. The great news from my oncologist, Doctor Anderson, allows us all to breathe easier today. Here is a part of the email from Doctor Anderson. 

“Good news, no amyloidosis. 

I will have to see how your heart makers behave before deciding if we need to ask for a heart biopsy in the coming weeks but we may be able to avoid it since no signs of amyloid in the kidneys.”

Last week Doctor Anderson felt I was doing well enough, despite being visibly tired, that he felt it was ok give me a much needed week of from Chemo treatments. Now the good news about the kidney biopsy is delivered. Let’s all celebrate! Knowing we still have a long road to hoe. 

Completed Kidney Biopsy 

I hope another step on the road Stem Cell Surgery was accomplished today with the completion of a kidney biopsy procedure.  

Waiting to go in to surgery


The hour long out patient survey took place at UT Southwestern Hospital in Dallas, as was needed to see if my Multiple Myeloma cancer has spread to my heart, a condition known as amyloidoses

The thinking is that it’s safer on Multiple Myeloma patients to do a kidney biopsy rather than a heart biopsy. 

The rusults, which should be available in four to five days, hopefully will show a decrease of amyloidoses, 

Rolling into Kidney Biopsy surgery


enough that I can transition past Chemo and look ahead to stem cell transplant surgery. 

Cardiologist visit today.

Good morning! Yesterday I wrote about having back to back dialysis and Chemo treatments, and as expected it left me wiped out for the rest of the day. I pretty much stayed in my chair and went to bed early at about 9pm. 

I feel better this morning at 4:30 which is good because I have another busy day in my trek to beat Multiple Myeloma

I have an appointment to see a cardiologist this morning as a referral from my oncologists.

 There is a concern than my cancer has been spreading to my heart. This is a complicated phase of Multiple Myeloma called Amyloidosis which in simple terms is the spreading of proteins to your heart by the cancer, which can be a bad thing. 

The Oncologist is sure this is happening but has told me that it is treatable once he knows the extent of it. That’s what the cardiologist should help with. I’m concerned, of course, but I trust the cardiologist I have. 

In the afternoon I have another Chemo treatment but I do not have Dialysis today so I should not feel so horrible after the treatment.