After my post transplant check up with Dr. G on Thursday I got my Myeloma markers back and they are pretty good…pretty, pretty good.
The IGg number is 943 which is … wait for it … NORMAL! This is compared to 4000 before transplant.
The Kappa Chains (the ones that were raging away before the transplant) is down to 12.1. This is also in NORMAL range. Compare this to over 4000 before transplant as well.
The M Spike, however, is still present. It measures at 0.7. It needs to be zero. Good news is that pre transplant it was 3.7 so it is way, way down.
I am very excited about these numbers but have two things to be cautious about:
1. This is only day +52 from transplant. The markers were taken on day +50. The day +100 numbers are MUCH more meaningful.
2. All this means is that the high dose Melphalan worked. That’s all. We need to find a drug that will help keep this Myeloma at bay. The good news is that we have a TON of options. There are a significant number of new drugs in the pipeline.
I am also going to consult with a few other docs before making a definitive decision.
So all in all a great day for us. I will take good news ANYTIME I can get it! I celebrated by driving Victor to his friends house. It is great to get behind the wheel again although I feel like a 16 year old. Victor said he missed my car.
On our way … still fighting, still battling, getting stronger every day!