My husband did the Hy Cy at Hopkins also. He's in a partial stable remmission. I think it's good idea to have your local doc check your ferritin levels now to see where they're at. If they're above 1500, I would consider starting cheation therapy. It's better to stay on top of it if you can. John's shot up quickly. But he was transfusion dependent for two years. He's on Exjade right now and his FE is at 2400.