"The light chain or Bence-Jones myelomas are the most likely to cause kidney damage and / or lead to deposits of the light chain component in the kidneys or other organs, resulting in a condition known as AL amyloidosis or light chain deposition disease" Myeloma UK
FL was called for his ultrasound yesterday. I was at work and to be honest didn't think much would happen at this appointment, since the doctor had said it was unlikely to show anything.
The radiographer greeted FL : Ah yes, you have Myeloma and there is an issue with your liver.
FL: My liver? No just Myeloma.
Radiographer: Err... your latest blood tests show an issue with your liver...
How absolutely fabulous!
FL was rather cross to be told something apparently important in such an offhand way. I don't think he spoke again during the examination. He was told the ultrasound results will be with his GP in about 2 weeks.
For my part, I am cross that I wasn't there to hear exactly what was said - and ask what this "issue" might be and how it was showing itself. Could this be the reason for his abdominal pain?
Sweet, sweet joy.
A new symptom to explore on the internet.
Has he got AL amyloidosis? When present in the liver is is "commonly associated with parenchymal atrophy". I didn't know what that meant. So I looked it up. It affects brain function and causes sudden seizures.
I am jumping to conclusions, but it fits. Bugger.