Wednesday 27th February… Good results!

I have been playing telephone tag with the Clinical Nurse Specialists for the last two days, but today I managed to speak to Amy about the results from Monday’s blood test.

And its good news! The improvement trend continues, with one of my liver markers back within range, and another one nearly within range, indicating improved liver function. The kidney markers (Urea and Creatinine) are also significantly better – Creatinine at 125, which while above normal range is lower than my normal baseline of 130. This I think is because I’m making a big effort to drink more (water!).

So really good news after 12 days of Ibrutinib. My next blood test is scheduled for next week, with a clinical follow up the week after that – so it will be interesting to see what the results are then. Meanwhile my weaning off the steroids continues – I have developed dry skin with little cracks on my hands, but that should improve once the steroids stop. I’m on 10mg for another two days, then 5mg for 5 days.

So very much – yes, you have guessed – Onwards and Upwards! 🙂

4 Responses to “Wednesday 27th February… Good results!”

  1. angela on 28 Feb 2019 at 2:52 pm #

    Thanks for the update Peter – that is all good news.

  2. Peter on 01 Mar 2019 at 9:57 am #

    It is! Next blood will be on Monday so I hope the improvement will continue, particularly liver and kidney function – I hear a glass of red calling! 🙂


  3. Liz on 04 Mar 2019 at 7:05 pm #

    So pleased about your results! Onwards and upwards for next week’s too!

    Lots of love xxx

  4. Peter on 05 Mar 2019 at 10:12 am #

    Thank you Liz – how are you?


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