One man's experience with multiple myeloma

Tag: MRI

March 24, 2015

Today is ASCT +525 days since my transplant.

It has been 5 months since I last posted.  I meant to post in January and just never made it.

In January, I received the results of my latest set of blood tests and the only remarkable point was that my M-Spike was no longer “not detected” it had climbed to 0.2.  Of course, I’d have preferred that it was still not detected, but in and of itself, not a number to be worried about.

Today I received the results of my latest blood tests and it seems that there has been some progression.  My M-Spike is now 0.5 and my IgG has climbed to normal from below normal while my IgA and IgM dropped to below normal, and my Kappa Free Light Chains are now high as is the Kappa/Lambda ratio.

Warren has scheduled me for a skeletal MRI and a PET/CT scan for this Thursday afternoon to ensure that there is no bone damage going on.  It’s still too early to use the relapse word and we remain watchful.

I’ll let you know the results of the scans when I get the news.

In the meantime, I continue to pray for Bob, Carol, Wayne, Diane, Dianne, Ken, Darla, Pete, Sylvia, Nicola, Berris, Nancy, and Barbara.

Thank you, Lord Jesus, for my healing and the healing of those I pray for.

February 27, 2012

I got a call from Neil saying that he had the report from the MRI.  He said that the radiologist, Mehul, had detected a neoplasm at the outside end of my right clavicle.  It was reported as follows, in part: “The ovoid area measures 1.3 x 2.2 cm; etiology indeterminate. Bone neoplasm should be excluded.”  Of course there was no rotator cuff tear.  I told Neil I’d pick up the MRI report at my next visit on 3/2.  In the meantime, I spoke with a friend who recommend an orthopedist, Manny.  I called Manny and made an appointment for 3/5.

February 23, 2012

I had the MRI done on my shoulder.  It still hurt quite a lot and my movement was very restricted for my right arm.