This week I will undergo my 2-year post Bone Marrow Transplant testing at Peter Mac. This involves the following:
- 14 Different blood tests
- Bone Marrow Biopsy
- Bone Density Scan
- Lung Function Test
- Dental Check
- Gated Blood Pool Scan
And in addition I will also have the following with external specialists:
- Dermatology Checkup
- Optometry Checkup
- Physiotherapy Checkup
The results will not be available until the end of January and I will report these with my last Blog in February.
I have been feeling very well over the past few months and expect that all tests will go well – although I do remember Amit Khot’s answer when questioned what the outcome of my treatment would be. He said “we can only apply the latest thinking and practice and in general this leads to a positive outcome, but please remember we are dealing with biology so to some extent it is unpredictable”.
Confident on one hand and non-committal on the other!
I thought I would post the results of my blood tests over the past two years. As you can see they were very much up and down in the period immediately post my BMT but have generally settled in recent times. The slight hiccups are due to being placed back on steroids from time to time to combat GVHD.
Over the Christmas Period
We had a great time at Mollymook with my sister Fiona and brother and law, Michael, Georgie, Oscar, our kids and all the grandparents Helen&Allen and Helen&Hugh.
Visitors over Christmas included:
- Darren and Cathy Wallace, Maddy and Ben
- Lachy and friends, Fi, Milly, Hanna and Marney.
- Andrew and Bev Irvine
- John and Sandy Hawkins
- Dougall and Celia, Charlie Youngman and girlfriend Becky.
- Brian Northcote and friend Julie