the results

My face was a happy face this afternoon. I have been given the ok to start an interferon!
woohoo!

I will require weekly blood tests for a bit, and then bi-weekly, and then monthly, just to make sure that nothing goes sour (or skyrockets). Normally, monthly blood tests are performed for the first six months on an interferon drug.

I will also have to follow up with the liver specialist in one year. This means that I do not have auto-immune hepatitis, but I do have the beginnings of fatty liver disease.

So now I am going to kick-start the MS clinic, and let them know that a letter is coming from the hepatologist with the diagnosis, and recommended guidlines. I'm not going to wait for them to phone me.

Somewhat relieved,

Emily

2 comments:

Anonymous said...
December 20, 2007 at 10:17 PM

yay!

Ladyfingers said...
December 21, 2007 at 8:21 AM

Time. It heals. It changes things.It can change a mood or an outlook in a second. When you started Copaxone daily injections I was there. It was stressful, painful and the outlook was gloomy. Now the prospect of beginning an Interferon is exciting. There is hope. You are in charge again. Good news.
Time. Time and prayer. Thank you to everyone who prays for Emily.

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