Friday 25th January … Home?

And that is the question of the day!  Will I be allowed home for the weekend, to return as an outpatient on Monday?

That will depend on the blood results, due later this morning, but meanwhile I thought I’d share a selfie taken last night…

Not looking too bad though I say it myself!

It was quite quiet yesterday afternoon after the discussions about treatment and starting the steroids. Amanda popped in to visit – I’m glad to say that I was much brighter than the night before, and that the stomach cramps have not returned. Of course if there was a partial obstruction caused by the enlarged nodes, the steroids should help relieve that at the nodes shrink back a bit.

But I slept well last night, no stomach pains and feeling good (that will be the steroids!). The drip came down just before I went to sleep so I was untethered!

Not had bloods done yet, but I have just had my morning meds which included the more steroids.

I’ll update this later as events unfold, but as always,

Onwards and Upwards!

UPDATE:

Yes, going home this afternoon and then coming back on Monday to see you things are. Treatment will start a bit later.  If it’s Ibrutinib, that needs to be ordered, if it’s ‘conventional’ then I need a slot in the outpatient schedule, which may take a couple of days, but in either case, the steroids are providing a quick fix (think bandage on a wound, slowing things down temporarily, but not no substitute for sutures!)

O&U 🙂

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2 Responses to “Friday 25th January … Home?”

  1. angela on 25 Jan 2019 at 17:32 #

    Oh great pic!!

    Good to be home for the weekend. Sounds like progress is being made now and you have a couple of options on the way forward.
    Thanks for writing the blog – it good to hear how you are doing and what you are doing too.

  2. Peter on 25 Jan 2019 at 18:43 #

    Thank you!

    Yes, it will be good to get home! I’ve spent most of January in hospitals! But some treatment option available so I’ll see what Monday brings!

    O&U
    x 🙂

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