T + 204 Wot no clinic?
One thing I didn't mention about my visit to the transplant clinic last week was that the Doc decided that, since things are relatively settled, I didn't need to go for another three weeks, so no clinic today and none next week either.
At the moment things are going ok as I start the second week of alternating 15mg and 10mg steroids but I did have the starting of a bit of redness and rash on my "necklace area" ( official medical term used by my consultant, though she also claims "faff" is an official medical term as in not "faffing about with low dose chemo" ). I've used some betnovate steroid cream on the area for the last three days and it has pretty much gone now. We shall have to see how this progresses as I reduce my steroid dose.
The second line drug to replace steroids that I mentioned last week by the way is called mycophenolate. To quote from that link.
Mycophenolate targets an enzyme in the body called inosine monophosphate dehydrogenase that is important for the formation of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) in cells. By interfering with DNA, the medication impairs function of immune system cells that become overactive in autoimmune diseases such as lupus.
Interferes with my DNA. Not scary at all then.
Oh and for those of you missing my non-medical posts where I pontificate on some great issue of interest to me watch this space. ( But don't get too excited).