Just been to the Aspergillosis clinic today and have had a few more blood tests. Asked a few questions and got the answers. Have been put on Itraconazole tablets. Then went for an afternoon out with the daughter of an old friend and work colleague. By the time we got back to the hotel this evening and checked the tablets I find I have the type they say in the literature I was given at the clinic this morning that I would not be given? They said I would be given Sporanox which comes as either a liquid or a pink and blue capsule. It states specifically that this is what I would be given at the centre. It goes on to say that there is another make "Sandoz" which are green capsules. Also says if you are given this by my GP to tell the clinic team know as a change in brand may alter the blood levels of Itraconazole. I have taken the first dose this evening and will take another dose tomorrow morning and see if the pharmacy in the hospital is open tomorrow to see if this is OK. I have also sent an e mail asking about this as if the pharmacy is not open tomorrow morning I will continue to take the tablets until I can contact someone. I think it is OK and only a problem if you change brands? What do you think?
Another great thing today is that the clinic had not received my biopsy slides -thankfully they are satisfied from the blood and sputum tests they have run that this is an aspergillus nodule and I have Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis. Also the fax with the results of the sputum sample which I asked to be urgently sent there - which would have been done yesterday afternoon had not got to the centre either! I wonder if by the time I call my surgery on Monday whether the hard copy of the last letter will have been received by my surgery - better still will the fax have come through. Can't wait to find out!