Monday, November 26, 2012
I wasn't expected at haematology clinic this morning because the change of date I had requested wasn't recorded, but a consultant saw me anyway. The platelets had gone up from 520 to 560 since the previous blood test, so the hydroxycarbamide is increased from 5 to 7 days a week. Haemoglobin was unchanged at 10.2; it tends to be reduced by hydroxycarbamide, so the overall result is satisfactory. WBC and neutophils weren't mentioned, but I'll ask GO for charts. I did say I would like to speak to other patients with myelofibrosid and the mutation W515L if there are any on the books at King's and they can put us in touch without breaching medical confidentiality.