It’s been over three years since my last post. I have remained in good health, survived Covid unscathed and been doubly vaccinated. Held down a full-time teaching job. I have continued to have bimonthly haematology consultations and twice yearly renal consultations together with associated blood tests. Everything has been stable until this week ….
My wife and I had just returned from South Wales, three days in the first hot summer weather of the year visiting our daughter in Swansea where she is studying and visiting the Gower. I had a scheduled blood test on Thursday morning which went smoothly and returned hone to do some gardening. It was there I got the call…
My wife and I had just returned from South Wales, three days in the first hot summer weather of the year visiting oiler daughter in Swansea where she is studying and visiting the Gower. I had a scheduled blood test on Thursday morning which went smoothly and returned hone to do some gardening. It was there I got the call….
“You need to come back in to A&E for more blood tests there has been an anomaly in your Creatinine levels”, the doctor said. Returning to hospital I sat in A&E for the best part of 8 hours whilst blood was taken and was finally admitted onto the Assessment ward at 11pm. My Creatinine levels (indicating kidney issues) had doubled and my Calcium levels had dropped significantly too. Two days and a number of drops later the Creatinine remains high and I am required to remain until at least Wednesday. Hopefully I will get admitted onto a specialist ward as my fellow inmates are an ‘interesting’ bunch (two have a form of dementia and another has severe physical and learning disabilities). For now I am pumped with prodigious amounts of steroid (Dexamethasone) though thankfully no longer on a drip.
in the next few days they will check for issues including whether or not the Myeloma has resurfaced. As for now I remain extremely well if not a little bored!
Post Script -Good News!
Blood Test reveals that Light Chains (a measure of Myeloma) remain very low. There is no resurfacing of this cancer – though it remains to be seen what is causing the kidney issues!