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Some surprising good news from blood work today!

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Djinnie
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I have been in a pretty bad way recently so I was not expecting my blood work to be in good shape. It was a big surprise to find everything from my Bilirubine, Creatinine and Liver Enzymes all to be in the normal range!!! Also my Oncologist has been giving me a hard time for ages in my refusing to take medication for my Hypothyroid problem. Surprise, surprise it is now back to 4.04 mUI/1 which is .04 over normal range, how crazy is that. Obviously Votrient and I are on better terms at the moment, long may it continue on the 800mg. 

Just need to be able to take leave of the bathroom for a while and I will be a very happy camper:)

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I am so glad that you got such great news.

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That's wonderful news! I'm so happy for you.

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Good blood is where it's at. Now what cha gonna do?

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It's good to hear that news, wishing you health and happiness. Take care

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so happy that your blood work is goood and you can stay on the higher dose of meds.  Hope you get that break from the bathroom. BLess your heart. I pray you continue to keep on getting better.  Praying for you my friend.

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At the risk of sounding corny....that is bloody good news!!! Wonders never cease! It just goes to show that you never can tell what your body is going to do.

Good show, my friend. Love hearing that kind of news.

Hugs

Jojo

Srashedb
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DJ, what wonderful news and an early Christmas gift. 

my husband finally went to a nephrologist who did a full (and, I ,aen full) blood test that I have been combing through 

the creatinine was higher (1.68) so the radiologist did not want to use contrast and would not do scans without it, 

when the order reads "with and without contrast), why could they not have done the without part???

but today it is your good news that this is about 

Sarah

2014-12-15

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Well, its about time you get some better news, DJ!!!

YAY YAY YAY YAYYYY!!!!!!!

Hope you start to FEEL better.

With your will, there is always HOPE!

Warmly, Jan

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Hi Sarah, that's a bummer what does the Oncologist have to say? I agree about the scan, if they could do the first option at least you would have some information far better than none at all. I was given just half the contrast one time because my creatinine was a little out of whack. Could they not put your husband on saline the day before for maximum hydration. That's one thing my Oncologist is hot on the previous day I have to drink at least three litres of water, then a litre before the scan and two afterwards. Is that how it works in the States?

 

Djinnie x

Srashedb
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my husband's oncologist ordered scans without the contrast and read them himself; they were clean. Now, it's 5 months 

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Sarah,

I like the sound of your husbands Oncologist. That is fantastic news, I am so pleased to hear it. It's a Christmas gift with bells on! Have a wonderful Christmas and a New Year filled with evermore positive news!!

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So glad to read your good news on blood work.  I have been reading your recent posts and saw that you were going through a bad patch.  You were so very kind to me with your help at the beginning of my journey along this route and I will always be grateful for that.  So I will be thinking of you over the Christmas period as always and hoping that you are able to spend as little time in the bathroom as possible. Enjoy!!

J, Smile

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Thank you for all those lovely comments ladies and gents, that's very kind of you!  

Scottie my friend how nice to hear from you, it's been a while. I often think of you how are you doing? Do you have family coming over for Christmas?  it's seems so long since we last talked about that doesn't it? My daughter Emma is coming over from New York, this will be the first Christmas we have shared in 4 years. It's going to be great I miss her so much, we are pulling out all the stops when it comes to Christmas decorations this year. When we lived in Texas we bought masses of decorations and my husband has adorned the outside of the house with the teardrop lights, reindeer and Santa for the first time. Christmas is very low key here, at night the only lights are the stars. When we turn these on the village will have a fit, they will think we have gone seriously doolally! We will probably have the Mayor round within a few days,lol,  Still it will be fun:)

I am hoping to stay out of the bathroom as much as possible. My husband thinks I should make better use of my time in there and start the retiling, save him doing it after Christmas, cheeky bugger!

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas, and all the best for the New Year:)

 

Djinnie xx

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Djinnie,

     That is wonderful news! Hope everything just keeps getting better and better for you!

                                                Warm wishes to you and your family for the holiday season!

                                                 Brenda

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Hi Brenda, I haven't had a chance to speak to you in ages, thankyou for your best wishes! I hope you are doing well, I wish both you and your family a great Christmas and the happiest of New Years!

 

Djinnie xx

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 So happy for you DJ about time you had some good news. Have a lovely Christmas with your family. Hugs Melissa xox

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Thanks Melissa,

I must admit to being a little gob smacked by those results, especially the Thyroid. I would have liked to have been a fly on the wall in Dr War's office when they turned up on her desk. I don't know how many times she told me that my Thyroid won't improve. We had quite a few exasperated discussions over those meds. Just hope it stays functioning on a full tank now!

I can't wait for Christmas, the wonderful aroma from the cloved oranges, and the mulled wine always sets my taste buds off. I have made my mince pies and Christmas pudding a good slice of which has my name on. 

My cough appears to be less persistent which is promising!! and last night I made some progress with mashed potatoes and creamed soup, although I don't want to say too much and put the mockers on it. But I am feeling more hopeful that I won't be banished from the table come Christmas Day, lol!

Melissa I wish you, Greg and the family a wonderful Christmas and a better, brighter New year:)

Djinnie xx

 

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SmileCan't believe you have been baking when you have been feeling so awful. You are amazing! Enjoy your real food and not just mushy stuff. You deserve it ! xx

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Great news Djinnie. Hopefully much more to come. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

 

firedude

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Excellent news, Djinnie.  firedude, how are you doing?

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Thank you firedude and P_M, I appreciate it. I hope you are both doing well?

Djinnie

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Congrats on the bloodwork!  Good news is always uplifting for the soul!  

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Yay! I'm so happy you were able to eat a little something solid like mashed potatoes. I think that's a good sign of good things for when it's time for Christmas dinner.

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Glad to hear the great report.

Now go celebrate with a wondeful holiday season.

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Thanks everyone for your supportive comments, that's so kind of you. I would like to wish you all the best Christmas ever, you deserve it! Also to a wonderful New Year full of promise and positive outcomes:)

Apny you were right about mashed potatoes, it is fast becoming my food of choice, I have had a second meal tonight and everything is cosy so far!! Surprising how a bowl of ingested mashed potato can invoke such excitement. I won't be able to contain myself once I manage a piece of fish!

 

Djinnie x 

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I'm so glad, Djinnie. It's my "go to" food when I have a bad sore throat or dental work. The yolk part of soft boiled eggs could work too.

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Hope this is just the beginning of many good news reports and you and the Votrient become the best of friends.. Yoiur attitude is so great and inspiring. Love hearing about your Christmas plans and your husband's recommendion for excessive bathroom time. Keep those laughs coming!

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But your Q. on hydration.  Other than my first CT to confirm DX, which was without contrast, all my CT's have been done with a pre and post hydration.  I have a liter of solution dripped in beginning about 2 hours prior to the test (with the wonderful barium sulfate chaser starting an hour prior).  Then after the CT with contrast, I have the second liter.

And once upon a time, Oregon was a Territory, but we are part of the United States, now.  Thus far, there has only been one time that the Onc. deferred the CT for 3 months when the Creatanine/eGFR rates were slightly skewed.

I hope you have a wonderful, fabulous, fantastic holiday.  And I be that if someone made a pumpkin pie with sweetened, condensed milk, it would go down smoothly.

And don't let hubby fall off the roof while decorating!

Donna

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So glad things are looking up for you , keep it positive ,that helps , you are an inspriation for us .thank you

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DJ, glad to hear the good news!  It is about time, right? ;) The same thing happened with my mom. When she first started Votrient her thyroid was underactive after the first few months. She did take a thyroid pill or two, but felt worse! She stopped taking it, then a few blood tests down the road her thyroid was up and running fine again.  I am happy you got good news, now take some immodium and stay out of the lu!  LOL  Hugs and kisses and plenty of prayers and good thoughts your way!

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Djinnie

Just a quick note to wish you and all your family the very best for Christmas.  How wonderful to have your daughter visit, you will have such a great time.  Family is everything! My sons won't be with us this year, I visited in September, probably enough for them, but we will be doing the FaceTime bit.

Love your husband's and your sense of humor, keeps everythig in perspective.  I remember one Christmas many years ago when my sons were little, my husband had dental work done, perfect timing, and I put his turkey through the food processor.  You have no idea what a mound of turkey comes from 2 slices.  We all just cracked up laughing.

Have a wonderful Christmas and we all look forward to better times in 2015.

Greetings from across the pond.

Scot

 

 

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Awesome and congrats!  Hang in there and way to keep up the fight!  My hero for the day!

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