I just got email from a nurse at Wake Forest:
Your IgA was >805, M-spike is back already and shows spike in beta gamma of .30, and gamma of 0.18.
I’m sure the “>” is a typo. The lab report gives a distinct value when the number is that much. The only time I’ve seen such a thing is when my IgM, for example, was too low to measure. The lab reported “< 6." Anyway, next month we'll schedule the stem cell collection. My doctor said I can take a little break after that. My IgA and m-spikes have been going up the last 2 months and were stable the 2 months before that. My lowest m-spike during this treatment was 0.3 g/dL and the lowest my IgA got was 489 mg/dL. So, in a few months' time, the m-spike has gone up to .48 and the IgA to 805.