The latest blood sample was taken on 4/17. The M-spike had a comparatively large increase this time, from 1.1 to 1.4. I guess we could look at it as catching up from last time, when the test showed a decrease. Two times ago, it was 1.2, so it has only increased 0.2 from 4 months ago. Anyway, at this rate of increase we are still looking at 2 to 3 years before resuming chemo, as opposed to the 3.5 to 5 years we were looking at last time. Praying for a cure to be developed by then.
On a related development, for at least a year I have had a sore on the end of my nose that just would not heal. I went in to have it tested, and it came back as a mild form of cancer called basal cell carcinoma. I will go in for in-clinic surgery to have the cancer spot removed on Thursday, 5/8.
Thanks for all the prayers, love and concern.