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deedee48
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   Posted 1/14/2010 9:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,just wanted to let you know I had my ultra sound of abd. yesterday and the radiologist said it looks about the same. No ascities,good blood flow in liver, kidneys look good, gallstones still there but moving not blocking anything,my spleen was enlarged but it got bigger,It's now 50% bigger than it shoud be. I had my blood work drawn too,but didn't get results yet. All in all I think I got a good report. I will get a MRI in July and then see my Hepatologist after, so I'll keep you posted.
Hope all is well with everyone.
Dee Dee

hep93
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   Posted 1/14/2010 12:53 PM (GMT -7)   

DeeDee, I'm glad you are stable.  It's common for hep C patients to also have splenomegaly (enlarged spleen.)

Do let us know the results of your labs and your future tests.

Hugs,

Connie


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deedee48
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   Posted 1/14/2010 8:04 PM (GMT -7)   

Connie, I had a voice message when I got home tonight from my transplant coordinator and she said she got my lab results and my new meld score is 9. It went up but only by 1, it was 8 last time, Still not bad. I didn't get the numbers from my lab results but when my Dr. calls I will get them from him. I will keep you posted and please keep me up to date on yourself.

Take care,

Dee Dee


deedee48
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   Posted 1/14/2010 8:27 PM (GMT -7)   

I forgot the radiologist said I have small gastric varcies and some white marks in my pancreas,can be from me having pancreatitis years ago due to a injury. As far as the varices: I have esophegal varcies and I'm on prilosec so hopefully it doesn't get any worse. Any body have this ?and if so what was done for it?

Replies appreciated,

Dee Dee


deedee48
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   Posted 1/19/2010 7:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Just keeping you updated. My transplant cooridinator called me yesterday and gave me my blood work values. Everything was pretty much the same. My PT high, albumin, and platelets low but this comes with liver disease. My AFP is high but she said it's not high enough to worry about, she said this is usually elevated with L. D. too. Not to be concerned unless it's about 100.
What a relief. Now I won't worry to much until MRI and more labs in July.
 
I wish everyone the best and as always your are in my thoughts and prayers,
Dee Dee

hep93
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   Posted 1/19/2010 1:43 PM (GMT -7)   

DeeDee, thanks for keeping us updated.  I do have to mention that in my case the AFP was never above 12, even when I had liver cancer.  My labs have never reflected what is truly going on with me, in that they have never been sky-high.  It's good that you are getting an MRI in July.  Make sure that you get the contrast medium Gadolinium.  It will light up cancer in the off-chance that there is any.

Big hugs,

Connie


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deedee48
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   Posted 1/19/2010 7:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Connie,thanks for the info. My AFP is 7. I am having my MRI w and wo IV contrast. My hepatologist orders it this way. Every Jan. ultra sound and every July MRI.  The end of year or some time next year I'm due for a endoscope, and colonoscopy. When I see him in July I will ask and this time write it down since I forget things more easily now. Maybe It's age??
How is the weather there? It warmed up here during the days (this week atleast)but with  rain, at night It drops down into the 20's and then it freezes. Tomorrow ,so the weather man say's It will be a snow, mix. I don't like Jan. much I get the winter blues and get real itchy for the warmer weather.
My thoughts and prayers are with you,
Dee Dee

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   Posted 1/19/2010 10:33 PM (GMT -7)   

We have really warmed up here...into the high 60s and they are forecasting 78 for Sat.  I'll believe it when I see it.  However, our coldest months are usually Jan. and Feb., though what we recently experienced is not common--such a long stretch of below-freezing weather.  It affected the strawberry and orange crops.

It sounds like the transplant center keeps a good eye on you, which is very important.

Big hugs,

Connie


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bostonmike
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   Posted 1/20/2010 4:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Morning,

I am off this morning for my ultrasound at 10:15 A.M. I wish there was no ascities and also have (splenomegaly) an over enlarged spleen according to my last ultrasound in December. I am sick of winter already and my skin has been very itchy as of late.I see my doctor for follow-up next thurday afternoon and need him to get on the ball with a nutritionist and my medication and controlling or getting rid of the ascities. Glad to hear you are doing well Deedee. Have a great day everyone.

deedee48
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   Posted 1/20/2010 5:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Mike. Let me know how your ultra sound turns out. Best of luck.
Take care,
Dee Dee

deedee48
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   Posted 1/26/2010 1:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Just an update. My DR.'s nurse called me and said I have chronic pancreatitis. She said he will keep an eye on it.
Does anyone have or know anything about pancreatitis???
 
Thanks and take care,
Dee Dee
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