This is just a quick post lest I forget to mention it… I kinda took it on the chin, but perhaps we should be shouting about it…
I’ve been having blood tests since I first heard about the relapse, with the following results:
The numbers in brackets under each column heading show the normal range.
(3.3 – 19.4)
(5.7 – 26.3)
(0.26 – 1.65)
You can see that in September last year – 6 weeks after the transplant, I was in the normal range, i.e. in remission. But from December, as we know, the numbers began to rise quite quickly. This is what indicated the relapse and it would seem that the myeloma came back quite aggressively.
Following only two cycles of Velcade, you can see that it has been incredibly effective, bringing my counts back down into the normal range again.
So, I am in complete remission! Hurray!!!! 🙂
Let’s hope the stem cell transplant is as effective at keeping me there as Velcade has been in getting me to this point.