I went for my follow up today after being told by my Haematologist last week, that she was 80% sure my MGUS had turned to myeloma and that I may need to start chemo. My Haemo had a video conference with a big UK cancer specialist hospital, with several myeloma specialists in attendance. STILL they are not sure whether I need chemo, some said I did and some disagreed, in the end they told my haemo it was back to her to decide the best course of action for me. I am such a difficult case that no one seems to know what is going on. I asked for a diagnosis and my Haemo says I now have smouldering myeloma.
My latest results are the same as the ones from a week ago
Bone Marrow Plasma 25%
IGg paraprotein 44.8 (UK) 4480 (US)
IGM is too low
IGA is too low
I have hypogammaglobulinaemia
All other bloods and urine are fine
B2 microglobulin is being tested
Blood viscosity is being tested
Blood and urine taken again today dont know when I will get the results.
I forgot to ask for the results of my MRI which was done on Tuesday4th March.
Due to my recurrent infections my Haemo suggested to the panel of specialists that I may benefit from Immunoglobulin transfusion, some of the panel said it could work and others disagreed, but my Haemo has said it wouldn’t hurt to try it. I have now been signed over to the care of the cancer unit (Macmillan Unit) at my hospital, rather than the Haemo department. I Have to attend on Wednesday 12th March at 09:00 for my first transfusion of SANDOGLOBULIN, it will take allday as if it is done too fast there is a risk of blood clots and/or allergic reaction. If my blood is already to thick/viscous then I wont be able to have the transfusion until my blood is thinned out. Sandoglobulin is basically a mixture of Immunoglobulins from a variety of blood donors, its heated and dried to help remove any viruses such as HIV and Hep C and then it is mixed with saline and hooked up to an IV drip. I have agreed to try the treatment but I am obviously worried, but its got to be better than starting chemo.