Just a quick update to let everyone know what's going on.
My transplant APN called today to let us know that I have an appointment to be evaluated tomorrow for a liver biopsy. If that goes well, then I'll have the actual biopsy on Thursday. I've been warned that it will be a long two days.
I'll post more about what the procedure involves after I learn more tomorrow. It's been roughly described to me, but until I know more, I don't want to freak anyone out.
The steroids continue to do their job for my other GvHD symptoms. My joints feel less stiff and the spotty patch of skin on my calf continues to improve. My only complaint is that the steroids fuel my appetite and I'm eating like crazy. It's also still keeping me up. I have a prescription for ativan to help me sleep and I'm using it judiciously. It manages to put me to sleep, but I always pop awake a few hours later, unable to go back to sleep.
It's only been 11 days since I started taking steroids, but my glucose levels remain manageable and I've only had to give myself an average of one insulin shot a day. It's not so bad, but I have to remember to space my meals out so I don't spike my numbers. It means that I have to snack on a schedule. Such is life.