Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Nine months

My nine month liversary has been and gone, ten days ago in fact.  No cake baking this time, I was feeling a little bit slack.  But I did take the next scar photo in my series. 

one month, six months, nine months
 As you can see, you can hardly see the staple dots at all now, they are quite white.  A lot of the rest of the scar has faded some more as well.  I've also put on a few kilos.  Boo to that part!

I had a bit of a brain wave last night at the ungodly hour of 2am while I was beginning to drift off to sleep.  I've been thinking about what to do to celebrate my one year liversary and the idea of a cake decorating party popped in.  That could be fun perhaps.  Or I could just go the good old bbq.  The idea of celebrating my new liver with alcohol has some irony but everyone else can do that part for me.  My liversary comes exactly one week before MR's birthday though which does make it a bit difficult.  I don't know that I need a big celebration every year but I definitely want one for the first year! After the first year has passed the survival rate rises rapidly.  I like that!

In other health updating news, my latest leukaemia blood test shows that the levels have dropped from 1.77% to 0.084% since the last test three weeks before.  This is especially excellent news!!! That's the lowest it has ever been since diagnosis, so I'm very happy.  If it keeps up at this rate I'll be down to 0 before you know it... (touch wood)  It usually slows down a fair bit once it gets to the 1% and under mark so for it to drop that much in three weeks is pretty amazing. 

I started back at work yesterday and it went really well.  I got a bit sore during the day sitting down and leaning forward to write and while I was pretty tired afterwards and slept in til 11 today I didn't actually feel too tired while I was there.  Yesterday was a professional development day - no kids - so tomorrow is the real test, my first day with kids.  My side feels fine today so that is good, I imagine tomorrow it's going to get a bit more sore, what with all the getting up and down off the mat.  It will ten months since I stopped working this Thursday, can't believe I was off for so long.  It sure went quick but I am definitely glad to be getting back into normal life habits again. 

 

10 comments:

Fruitful Fusion said...

Oh wow! This is excellent! Looking so good and it's wonderful about the leukaemia blood test too!!! Wishing you all the best!

Ian said...

Good luck with getting back to work. Hope things continue to get better and better.

emma @ frog, goose and bear said...

Oh wow - that scar is amazing and how good is it looking now?! congrats on the return to work!

CurlyPops said...

Happy Liverversary and congrats on the great Leukaemia results. Must be such a nice change to finally feel like things are getting back to normal (or as normal as they can be)!

Michelle said...

The scars have definately faded that cream must be working well, a pain to put on but its good when you can see the results. And you dont look any heavier - you look toned and fit which is hard to do in winter with all the warming foods you crave! Glad to hear your feeling better and back at work, just take it easy dont do too much too soon :)

Wendy Sice said...

Your skin is looking good and healthy and not so bruised! Good on you for getting through your first day! :)

Bron said...

Wow you certainly have had a journey ...one that continues too. Congrats on the milestones and all the best for smooth transition back into work.
You're very brave indeed. xxx

Amanda said...

Your scars have faded so well Megan and are healing so well. Yay for your latest results and levels looking good. Hope the kiddies are nice and behaved for you :)

2paw said...

Congratulations on your numbers and on your excellent fading scars!! You look great. You looked so thin and unwell before and now you look healthy.
You lucky duck, going back to school. Have a wonderful day, it will be so good. Rest up!!

Monika Kinner Whalen, Fibre / Embroidery Artist said...

holy moley. I have to get major hernia surgery some time in the next while... I think we'll end up with similar photos! Now I'm scared. : ) But good for you on how well you are doing. That's a fabulous recovery. I never knew your whole story before, so I apologize for being out of the loop here.
TAKE CARE MEGAN! All the best to you always,
Monika in Canada