Today was my regularly scheduled biannual followup visit with Dr. Hema2. I had a complete series of blood tests about a week ago.
First of all, he reports that my M-spike number was about 0.5. He said that it was only slightly increased from the previous 0.25 more or less we had seen for the last several years. It sounds like it has doubled, however, the doctor described it as a miniscule increase.
Once again, he gave me the usual disclaimer talk. He said that the numbers will eventually increase to the level where further treatment is recommended. As every lymphoma patient and every case is different, he hasn't any guess as to when "eventually" may be. The good news, no, the great news, is that it isn't today!
As he is retiring, we discussed transferring my case to another doctor. Thankfully, this doctor will be much closer to our home. He is actually in the same county! I will soon have a Dr. Hema3!
As is usual, my beautiful wife and I celebrated a great check-up with a great lunch at The Good Mexican Place. Any day that bypasses the infusion room in favor of a burrito and a beer is a great day!