RHEUMATOLOGIST – LUPUS COMPLICATIONS
Went to Dr. Richard Rubin, rheumatologist, to discuss Lupus complications, as it relates to the cancer. The current high levels of cardiolipin antibodies (IGM) (a Lupus issue) will affect my ability to utilize certain cancer-treating drugs beyond the surgery. Also, removing me from the blood thinners (which I take for AFib as well) will be necessary for the surgery, but it will also be necessary for me to get back on them ASAP beyond the surgery to assist with both conditions in preventing stroke. Dr. Rubin also discussed other complications (schleroderma) and did blood work to rule this out. He will communicate with the cancer surgeon and oncologist with recommendations.
No schleroderma! Cardiolipin antibodies still extremely high.