07.11.18 – Biopsy

Afternoon: I’m on bed rest for 6 hours. It sounds amazing to be told that, but I want to move, sit up, walk around, go to Costa, maybe go shopping, head to Alton towers and have a couple of rides on Oblivion! I’ll fit it in, in time for them to discharge me. 😁. I’m counting down, 4.5 hrs to go. I’ve got one of my uni friends and my dad coming to visit at some point today. That should help the time pass by quicker.

Prior to my biopsy, I had to have some FFP (Fresh Frozen Plasma), to reduce my likelihood of bleeding. Plasma is used to treat low clotting factors and as my INR was 1.3, I required a bit of help to minimise bleeding after the procedure.

I was taken down by a nurse in which I know pretty well. I’ve been a patient on the liver wards so many times, so the staff know me. It makes it less of a dull experience because I have a chat to them every now and again.

The procedure was a little uncomfortable, but it was over quite quickly. The sample was sent by hand to the lab and was told would come back this eve.

Evening: I’ve just been told that because my biopsy didn’t show any signs of rejection (YEY!), ill still need a CT scan with contrast to see if there is anything else causing the slightly abnormal blood results.

A special dye called contrast material is needed for some CT scans to help highlight the areas of your body being examined. The contrast material blocks X-rays and appears white on images, which can help emphasize blood vessels, intestines or other structures..” (mayoclinic.org – CT scan)

So, this means I can’t go home!!!! Nooooo!!!! I’ve bought a new tv and haven’t had chance to watch it yet. It’s also Diwali so I’ll miss tonight’s celebrations with family. At least I can still watch the fireworks around the city from my room. 😁

Not bad views from my room. I’m in a side room which is a bonus.

So another nights stay it is then. I’ve got stuff to do here to keep me busy. At least I’m in the right place 😁.

Happy Diwali! 🕯

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2 thoughts on “07.11.18 – Biopsy

  1. I’m glad everything went ok with the biopsy! are you only on tacrolimus? My doctors had me taking tacrolimus, mycophenolate mofetil (Cellcept) and prednisone to keep my liver enzyme numbers stable.


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