The big news from this week’s visit is the fact that I have confirmed Graft vs Host disease of my liver. Whilst this is not ideal the medical team are happy in a way to see this as it confirms that my brother’s immune system is strong and having a ‘go’.
Today was a usual visit to hospital with the normal blood collection in the morning and then a 1.5 hr wait while the blood samples are processed so the doctors can analyse the data and make an informed decision on where to from here.
In my case I needed a litre of IV fluid with magnesium just as a top up. All my other blood results were good although the WCC and Neutrophils were a little higher than normal due to the large amounts of steroids I am on for GVH.
The steroids have a secondary impact on sleep making it difficult to get much without taking extra sleeping tablets.
Whilst at hospital good friend Matt Kibble dropped in for a quick chat – it was good to catch up on his news.
And finally I snapped a shot of Jan at Docklands with her beautiful new scarf that Claire found at a market on the Mornington Peninsula last weekend.
Oh yes Michael and my sister Fiona have just had some time in Kenya and took some awesome wildlife shots.