And, So it Continues……New Lesions But with Zero M-Spike!

We went to Tulane yesterday.  It was one of those “good news – bad news” things.

Dr. Safah said that he had ZERO M-SPIKE.  That he was in remission after just a couple of rounds of chemo months ago.


He’s got a new lesion on his “good” hip.

She wants us to get radiation in Slidell, continue Physical Therapy, and then return to her in a few weeks.

She wants to start him on KYPROLIS® (carfilzomib) as soon as he’s done with radiation for pain. Doesn’t think that it will cripple him like Velcade/Revlimid did.

This makes absolutely NO SENSE to us.  His blood is clean, but these Plasmacytomas keep popping up?????

So, we met with our Slidell Cancer Center Radiologist, Dr. Mannina today.  We LOVE the guy.  He was zapping Dom’s other hip last Spring/Summer.

We’re headed back on Monday morning for measurements, etc. and will begin 10 radiation treatments over 2 weeks on BOTH hips.

Anyway, gang…. our heads are spinning.  We’re on a new journey.  Please say a prayer.