Light at the end of the tunnel????

January 7, 2008 at 7:11 pm

Although there has not been any change in my symptoms since I last posted, this may, however, be a good sign. Today, at the oncology’s office I received copies of my last blood tests. It appears that the M antibodies have decreased significantly during the first three weeks of receiving Rituxan. Of course, I have no idea if this also includes the bad ones.

Here are the numbers:

September 9: 525
November 5:473

This is a 10% reduction. Normal range is 60-300 MG/DL.

Some of this may be the IVIG getting flushed out of my system. IgG was reduced by 50% during the same time period. Antibodies in serum consists of about 80% IgG and around 8% IgM.

I don’t know how to interpret all these numbers but I just hope that it is something positive. I had blood drawn again today and should get the results in about a week. I hope that the IgM will be down even more.