After I have completed 2 full cycles of pomalidomide, I will have another bone marrow biopsy to see if it has helped my relapse to 60 % plasma cells noted after the bone marrow biopsy on 20 Feb 2013.
Remember, I have non-secretory multiple myeloma and the SPEP blood tests (m-spike, free light chains, and immunoglobulins IgG, ImG and IaG) are of little value in interpreting where my myeloma is at, yet they continue to draw these tests. Hence, the need for bone marrow biopsies every 2 months.
So, although not scheduled at present, I will have my next bone marrow biopsy at the end of April 2013.
Pomalidomide is depressing the normal elements in my blood (red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets), so I can only hope it is killing off myeloma plasma cells TOO!