I have been graduated, discharged, and generally kicked out of the Bone Marrow Transplant program at Mayo. The doc thinks it likely may have been a success; we won't know for sure until the 100 day check up in May. Having survived it at all is literally its own milestone.
The M-spike dropped from 2.4 to 0.9, and should fall some more. Think of proteins still being in the blood, and continuing with half-lives until diluted with new and good blood being produced from the marrow. Another indicator of the cancer, something called kappa light chains that we typically haven't monitored, has decreased to 10% of the pre-treatment value.
Our plans are to ease on out of town today and take 2 or 3 days for an easy trip back to Texas.
I am feeling good. It is good to have this behind us, and we are hopeful that it will have accomplished the purpose for which we undertook it. Thanks for the prayers and encouragement.