Tuesday 9th April… Check Up time!

I had my monthly check up yesterday and I’m delighted to say that all seems to be going well! I went in fairly early in the morning for my blood test, well ahaed of my appointment in afternoon so they would be ready.

I saw Dr Lown in the afternoon who confirmed that my blood counts were all good, as was my blood chemistry, with the exception od creatinine levels which have crept up a bit – the answer is to drink mire water as I have backslid a bit on that.

We reviewed my supporting medication and decided that I no longer need the Lansoprozole or Allopurinol, which simplifies my drug taking regime. I had my new prescription for the all-important Ibrutinib (two months worth!) which I will pick up tomorrow.

We discussed the need for a PET or CT scan and decided that it was unnecessary as it would add nothing to the clinical picture at the moment (all the lumps have shrunk, and no sinister abnormalities in my blood count or chemistry, so no further action, apart from a check up in a months’s time! He did remark that when Ibrutinib works, it works well, and he wants to present my case at a meeting with the drug manufacturer in the next few weeks.

So very much Onwards and Upwards!

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4 Responses to “Tuesday 9th April… Check Up time!”

  1. Angela on 09 Apr 2019 at 15:19 #

    That is good news Peter! Delighted to hear that it has worked so well for you – well done for being such an exemplary patient!!

  2. Liz on 15 Apr 2019 at 11:34 #

    Great to know you have had some good news and another month of “freedom” from the hospital!

    Lots of love xxx

  3. Gill on 23 Apr 2019 at 17:45 #

    Glad to hear the news.

  4. Peter on 24 Apr 2019 at 9:24 #

    Thank you everyone for your comments – long may it continue (comments and efficacy of the treatment!). O&U