Monday, October 22, 2012
2nd Relapse Confirmed By Bone Marrow Biopsy Done 17 October 2012
I received part of my bone marrow biopsy results done on the sample obtained 17 October 2012 at the University of Colorado Hospital this afternoon.
My bone marrow reveals relapsed plasma cell myeloma with 60 % kappa monotypic plasma cells involving a slightly hypercellular marrow (70 %) with mild anemia (low hemoglobin) and moderate thrombocytopenia (low platelets). I do not have the cytogenetic analyses yet.
So, this report is even worse than I thought it would be with an M-Spike measured at UCH on 17 October 2012 of only 0.3. Plus, it is clearly apparent that the 2nd autologous stem cell transplant did nothing for me.
I'll just have to wait for the referral to Boston and the approval of Carfilzomib and Revlimid. I go to see Dr. Padavanija at St. Luke's Hospital MSTI in Twin Falls, Idaho tomorrow. If they don't have the Carfilzomib approval, I'll get Velcade again.
Snowing in our mountains today.