We still don't know if the current immune therapy is working. Are the vivid PET scan hot spots just "flares" of inflammation caused by my own immune system attacking the myeloma cells, or are they actually increases in the myeloma tumor burden?
Yesterday's MRI of the thoracic spine may give us the answer, when those 3D images are compared with a previous MRI from last October. That takes an expert radiologist, and results should come today. A preliminary view seemed to suggest no changes in the bone structure of my vertebrae, but I'd like that confirmed before I run again.
If you haven't heard, a good friend of ours, Pat Killingsworth, is in the hospital with TTP, a blood disorder. He is unresponsive and on life support. Here is his blog: http://multiplemyelomablog.com . The latest information is in the comments after his most recent post titled, significantly, "I'm Not Dead Yet!"