Thursday, December 22, 2011
Never mind the stockings
Poetic License "Heidi's Dream" - my latest shoe obsession.So insane! I love them!
Sigh... unrequited as ever!
Moving on... it's my last day at work today. I should be in tomorrow, but FL has an appointment at Haematology, so I have marked myself "out of office".
What will tomorrow bring? I have just left a comment on someone else's blog that worrying does nobody any good, so I ought to listen to myself and go with the flow. But... he took a call from his GP yesterday saying that his blood tests of Tuesday were showing abnormal white cell counts and should they ring the hospital? He had no idea, but pointed out that the blood tests were done in preparation for Friday's appointment, so he might as well wait til then. The GP didn't disagree.
My memory is that the Consultant said they were watching his white cells and would take him off Revlimid and Dex if there was any trouble. But I had to Google it just now to make any sense of what might be going on. Ah, Dr Google we love you so!
"Neutropenia (noo-tro-PEE-nee-yuh): a reduced number of white blood cells called neutrophils
This is a common type of cytopenia experienced by people who are taking REVLIMID®. With neutropenia, you may have a reduced ability to fight infections."
I think this might mean they will have to give him a couple of bags of blood tomorrow. New blood for Christmas - lucky man!
Looking into my crystal ball, I predict that they will definitely take him off Dexies, possibly take him off Revlimid and definitely keep him off Zometa (the jaw issue).
We are expecting the results of his Freelite test from Birmingham too. That should swing it one way or the other for Revlimid.
Revlimid... "the drug of last resort". Sigh. See you tomorrow for another thrilling update!