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!


Yes, going home this afternoon and then coming back on Monday to see how 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 🙂


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!

    x 🙂