Tuesday, December 30
by Tony Kempster on Tue 30 Dec 2008 13:09 GMT
Saw the consultant this morning and he tells me that my recent blood tests indicate I am slightly jaundiced.
He thinks this may be the tumour on my liver interfering with the liver's blood cleaning process so he is sending me for a CT scan to see if the tumour is misbehaving.
This scan will be in the next couple of weeks before I go back to see him on 14th Jan. In the meantime he has stopped my chemo pills and will reassess the dosage when he has the results of the scan.
So hopefully in these couple of weeks with no chemo, I will be able to stay awake longer
Thursday, December 11
by Tony Kempster on Thu 11 Dec 2008 18:36 GMT
After a rest from the chemo pills to give my feet time to recover, I have now started again with them on a reduced dosage. I am now on 4 pills in the morning and 4 in the evening instead of 5.
I am also having to take 3 vitamin B6 pills 3 times a day. B6 is a vitamin that helps skin cells grow so are helping my feet get better as well.
We've managed to have several weekends away in Liverpool, Buckinghamshire (for my brother's birthday) and Croydon (visiting our son and his family) and thoroughly enjoyed them all.
I've also been diagnosed with borderline diabetes. This is nothing to do with the cancer but is something people of my age and lifestyle seem to get. Because it's borderline, I am currently controlling it by diet (basically no sugar). However, I have to have a 3 monthly check up and if it worsens, I may have to take pills for that so increasing my daily pill count to more than the 17 that I am currently taking.
In myself, I am still feeling fine and we are looking forward to Christmas (with our sons and families) and New Year (with our friends).
Next update when there is more news.