"There's a myth that anyone who has a liver problem has brought it on themselves" This quote is from a Crohn's disease patient living with a blocked portal vein hoping for a liver transplant (Independent 31st Oct 2010)

Friday, 18 January 2013

MRI and blood test results

After much nagging and cajoling from Dr Caravan's secretary and Mr O'Blimey's secretary the MRI report (MRI done on December 11th) was finally written up on January 9th!
Compared with previous scans and looking at the liver, gallbladder, billiary tree, adrenal glands, pancreas and kidneys, the summary is ....... "No evidence of residual or recurrent disease"  Great news for the start of 2013.
Latest set of blood tests show my kidney function is improving slightly.  Still waiting for the latest viral load result to come back from the lab,(sent 20th December) which will show if taking half the recommended dose of Tenofovir (which the above kidney function test shows my body prefers!) is keeping the virus suppressed.  Update later, when this result is back.
I have a clinic review with the surgeon at the beginning of February to review the MRI report - which will take about 30 seconds and conclude with 'see you in 6 months'.  And a clinic review with the hepatologist in mid-Feburary which will hopefully conclude with 'see you in 3 months for a refill prescription'.
Here's hoping the weather has turned a bit milder by then.  Snow today in Bollington, with ice forecast tonight as temperatures drop again.  I shall be skidding and sliding down the road at 7am tomorrow, hope I can do my 'rounds' of home calls without getting stuck. 

1 comment:

  1. Fiona,
    Congratulations on the test results... it is always nice to hear them say "no evidence" when it comes to cancer : )
    We are enjoying a cold spell here as well. We don't mind it too much as long as we get snow in the mountains because of it.
    Drive safe,