Carol and I just got back from seeing the cancer doc. The cancer indicator increased by 60% (from 0.8 to 1.3) over the past month. Initially, this concerned us greatly, but the doc is not worried about it. He does not consider it to be a trend until he sees it for two or more months in a row, and he is a very good cancer doc. So for now, we will stay the course at the "maintenance" level of 10 mg of wonderdrug per day, as opposed to 25 mg of wonderdrug plus steroids, which is the treatment level. On another note, the doc is very encouraged and enthusiastic by increases in the overall quality of the blood. As always, your prayers, encouragement expressions of friendship and concern are much appreciated.