Friday, February 6, 2009


Quick update:

I visited Mayo Clinic yesterday (Thursday) at the end of my 12th cycle on the trial drug CC-4047 with dexamethasone. Bottom line: M-Spike went down from 1.1 to 1.0 g/dL. In addition, IgG dropped from 1350 to 1160 mg/dL, strongly suggesting that the decrease is real and not just a testing anomaly.

The doctor used the work "plateau," and pointed out that the M-Spike hasn't really increased since last August, when it was lower than it had been in the previous three years. She even referred to the possible management of myeloma as a chronic illness rather than a fatal one, though we agreed that we don't yet know if that is appropriate in my case.

More information coming soon, in exhausting detail as always :-)

1 comment:

  1. Great news, Don!

    I wish I thought I could get the same results, but alas, off to Dr. Torquemada I go! :)

    Best wishes for continued success in your battle.

    Warm regards,