Week 26 – Friday 9th… GVH of the liver

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.

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Oh yes Michael and my sister Fiona have just had some time in Kenya and took some awesome wildlife shots.

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4 thoughts on “Week 26 – Friday 9th… GVH of the liver

  1. Sorry, Jan. I was looking at the boat!

    More good news.

    WCAC has ten aircraft and 24 people for Lightning Ridge next weekend. We even have Bruce and Christine Dicker coming along.

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  2. Great news Geoff – love reading your positive strength. And love the new scarf Jan (Claire has her mother’s taste) 😘😘

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