Friday 11th January… Treatment starts!

As I said yesterday, pre-treatment started yesterday, but this morning I had the first dose of steroids, 30mg of prednisolone. Not the largest dose but that is to keep the rate of breakdown low for the reasons I outlined yesterday.

But prior to that I had an echocardiogram just to ensure all the valves are clear, and that my heart and aorta (big artery that takes the output from the heart to distribute round the body) which seem to be fine – which is good to know! ๐Ÿ™‚

I had a surprise visitor at lunchtime – Dr Robert Carr who was the consultant that first treated me 20 years ago! He has been mentioned before in the blog! He is no longer on โ€œThe front lineโ€ so he was careful to say he was here as a friend rather than as my doctor, but he sits on some of the MDT meetings for haematology and saw my name! It was really good to see him! (His wife was the president of the RCPaeds and childcare about three years ago.

My next visitor was Rachael. We had a good chat and she took away some dirty washing and will bring it back on Sunday. She also brought me a toothbrush as my issues Guangdong pharmaceutical tooth blush is starting to lose its blisles! ๐Ÿ™‚

So a good day day today feeling good (might be the steroids) good appetite (definitely the steroids – need to be careful not to turn into a space hopper) so very much..

Onwards and Upwards!

No Comments »

Comments are closed.