I'm on anxiety medicine because for the first 2 years after my HR, I had terrible health anxiety. That's pretty much under control but the Chronic Disease Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can overtake me when we're at a party and a friend's husband seeks me out to discuss her last days because he knows I'm 'the only one who knows what she went through' or another local friend's husband emails to tell me they're not sharing it openly, but all treatment has failed and she's a very, very sick woman (rectal Stage IV).
LPL wrote:Scanxiety Big time here! - Please Help
Today DH collected the result of his blood tests prescribed before the CT on Monday.
The Lab informed DH that his GP had called them (our GP get info of all test results ordered for DH), he wanted additional tests. DH got the prescription but it is 'written with a Doctor's pen' and we have Big problems reading... Maybe if I guess, it says "Calcium ionidized"? Yes I know the importance of that test.
Please Help ! I do not reqognize these as DH's blood !
Suddenly his creatinine is Very Good !! 7.9mg/L I've never seen that kind of #. Last time, Feb 14, it was 13.8.
Yes, at first I said Yes but then.. Why? would his kidneys suddenly get 'super healthy' when other things...?
What I feel is the BIG scare!! is the Albumin 27.9g/L !! (Ref 32.0-48.0) his previous test (Nov 16-16) was 39.8. Why this # now??
His Calcium now is 55.9mg/L !! (Ref 83.0-106.0) his previous test (Nov 16-16) was 85.6. Why?
(Calcium corrige 68.0mg/L or 1.70 mol/l (Ref 84.0-102.0 or 2.10-2.55 ) Why?
Bilirubin is Low.. 2.5mg/L (Ref 3.0-12.0) his previous test (Nov 16 -16) was 3.5. Why this # now??
His LDH (that I took a pen and added to the prescription - Please don't tell is 194 IU/L (Ref 208-378) his previous test (Aug 17 -16) was 414. First high then Low! Why?
His CRP (that I took a pen and added to the prescription - Please don't tell was 2.79 mg/L (yes!! ) Ref <5.00 he has had high!! 90% of the tests I have managed to get results from...
DH had 4 Folfox before his liver met surgery Sept 1st and after he has had 8 chemo Folfox, starting Nov4, 3 with 100% Oxilaplatin, 2 with 50%, and the last 3 without Oxi.
Right now I am so angry that he has not been monitored regarding Albumin and Calcium since November 16 !
Is there a protocol how often to monitor these things in blood?
I DO NOT LIKE what I read about Low Albumin - or Low Calcium.
DH is eating really well, lots of protein.
He is stronger then I have seen him for a long time!! Out walking >1hour each day in the forest with our dog.
Can these blood test result be a side effect of the surgery? Chemo?
Or? - He is also (since quite some time) on a drug called Innohep 14000 IU (Tinzaparine sodium) for a blood clut they saw close to his port - can that be a cause?
Has anyone else had these kinds of Bad blood test results before the 1st CT after liver surgery & chemo treatments?
Please give me something.. to hold on to - we are going for DH's CT on Monday - and I am scared
We are meeting DH's Onc 45min after the CT and I need help with questions to ask?
Sorry if I'm scared about 'nothing' - I'm SO alone with my worry&feelings.
Kind Regards /LPL
LPL wrote:...You are correct regarding 'things can happen' at the Lab - My education is in Clinical chemistry and I worked in that kind of environment. The 1st thing to do when 'things look odd' is to take a retest...
"...Tubes containing Heparin should be inverted 8 to 10 times after collection to ensure thorough mixing of the additive with the blood, and, therefore, complete anticoagulation of the sample..."
MRI shows a small cyst near where my liver regrew and that is unchanged since the first MRI done after HR! Not even noted in the 'findings'. Just mentioned down in the body of the report.
LPL wrote:Our scanxiety period is over. We are SO HAPPY because DH's CT today showed NED ...
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