Archive for May 13th, 2019

Monday 13th May… Check up and blood results!

So a quick trip into Southampton today, where I saw Professor Davies – the last of the three haematology consultants and someone I hadn’t seen before. They all seem very keen to see me – or maybe they draw lots and he got the short straw. Interestingly he trained with Dr Welch, the last consultant who saw me at Guy’s.

Anyway, blood results were all good – creatinine was lower, although not as low as I had hoped, but definitely a downward trend. There are no reasons why the Ibrutinib should stop me diving, so I obtained a set of bloods for the diving medical referee, so I can apply for my medical certificate… another positive step.

And my next consultation is in two months, although a blood sample is required in a months time. And finally, it was decided that they would like a CT scan, scheduled for some time in the next 6 weeks! We did have a discussion about CT and CT/PET scans – CT onlty are less expensive, and Guys are at the forefront of PET scanning (Professor Davies knows Professor Sally Barrington – a pioneer/ambassador for PET scans at Guy’s)

So I came home very happy and definitely feeling that things are going Onwards and Upwards! 🙂

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