Thursday, April 16, 2009

M-Spike down a half a point!

After seeing my M-spike on the rise for 6 months I was ecstatic to find out that it has dropped to 2.4 in just over 6 weeks (was 2.9). I am starting to think that coffee accelerates myeloma! I gave up coffee for lent, so in between blood tests I didn't have one drop of coffee.

Also, my IgG is at 3100, which is consistent with my last test. I haven't gotten the full list of results, but the numbers that Dr. J seems to always focus on seem to be coming back more on the positive side; which I guess is considered more on the negative side in terms of disease management :)



Alysa said...

Yay! My favorite number is also 4, but I don't want to see it show up on your test results :)

Jeff and Alysa Bajenaru said...

Ooh, coffee! That has got to be tough. Feel for you bro. Very excited to hear about the droppage though. Keep it up! Errr, down.

Cassady said...

hmmm, I'm not sure if it would be coffee, but do you put sugar in your coffee? Cancer loves sugar. In fact there are lots of studies out there that say that sugar speeds up cancer. Just FYI :)

Amy McKenna said...

That's wonderful news!!! Jumping for joy over here!

Amy Wilson said...

so glad to hear this! at the risk of sounding like a 40 year old church lady, praise God!

Don said...

Hate to throw in a word of caution, but when my M-Spike was 2.7 and IgG was 2960 I had a PET scan at Mayo which showed holes forming in my bones, even though calcium levels were normal and I felt fine. I was in Stage I and treatment had to be started.

I wonder what Dr J would say about a PET scan? It's recently been approved for myeloma by Medicare; other insurances may be following suit.