All this excitement two days in a row.
Today I have been out for a blood test at The Rivers hospital in Sawbridgeworth so a longer drive than yesterday and a pleasant drive it was to. The roads were pretty clear and it took no time to get to the hospital.
Once again I masked up and with my gloves on I made my way to reception. They were practicing social distancing with markings on the floor to help us with social distancing.
I was directed to the blood test waiting area where they were three people waiting. We looked at each other over our masks, it was a little strange just seeing people’s eyes.
I waited about 10 minutes before being called forward.
The nurse was experienced but it still took her two goes to get the needle into the vein.
And then it was over, my blood will be sent to Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow and the results will be sent to the GP. I will be hoping for healthy results across the board and especially anything to do with bone marrow function which helps with immunity and the production of white blood cells. And of course I will be looking for a reduction in my PSA, I would love to be back in double figures but cannot imagine it will come down that much.
Last time it was at 144 which is great as it was at 1,585 before I started the Lutetium treatment.
The drive home was pleasant, I was so tempted to go to the supermarket or something but managed to resist!
Now it’s a waiting game for the results.
Oncology Outpatients next Wednesday via a telephone call and then Lutetium treatment on Friday.
Oh that’s a day trip to London 😉.