Oh happy days! I'm pleased, relieved, happy and filled with joy! I've had my three month CT scan (yucky, yucky drink!!) and three month oncology appointment.
My cancer marker counts have dropped from 2300 + to 237!!!!
Life is feeling pretty wonderful at the moment because there's more good news!
My bones have hardened as they are now absorbing calcium, delaying the nasty side effects of metastasis in the bones! I can dance again!
Oh woe! Doom, Doom!!!! My liver was riddled!!!! I read my first scan report as the dr left it up on the screen before I realised what it was. I read fast. Too fast sadly. I'd read most of it before I realised what it was. Thank goodness it wasn't anyone else's records. I asked him to remove it so I didn't have to see it. There are some things we just don't need to know! I'm not stupid. I lectured in Biology and Human Health. I knew it was bad: so in short, it was indeed riddled!
But what is this??? More tidings of Joy???
YAY!!!! There is more good news!!!
A lot of the fissures (tumours) have gone completely and the rest have reduced by up to 50%!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And it doesn't stop there!!
I now have normal liver function, even with the chemo effects on the liver!!!
I am me again!!!!
And yes, I do, I do!!!! I do believe in fairies!!!!!
And what is this?????
Surely not more good news???
Can life be that good?
Oh my, yes indeed! It really can!
My second book has been accepted by Bear Tails Illustrations publishing company and Paula, their amazing illustrator has started work on it already!
It's longer and it was written while I was at Mount Falcon in the study area of our suite (omg best holiday ever!!!!!)
'Can I Be a Hare?' will be out soon.
Fergus is very pleased as he has a major role in this story!
He gets so giddy at the thought of fame that he's quite impossible at the moment and has been banned from coming inside!
He doesn't seem to mind and even though his bounciness is wreaking havoc on my lawn, I don't have the heart to tell him off!
And the last good news is that I have a week off from chemo now. I've had four cycles (three weeks on, one week off) and two left to go before the next scans and to find out what comes next.
It's ok though. I'll put up with anything if it works.
I'm looking forwards to some writing, crochet and of course stitching and when I'm not busy relaxing, I'll be holding my soul mate's hand and we'll go for a wander down 100 acre wood to see what we can find, to hide from heffalumps and woozles and sit down for tea with Winnie the Pooh. We have to bring our own hunny but it's ok. We're happy to share what we have. And when our tummies are full, we will go on an adventure to find Tinkerbell and then we'll all lie down by flamingo lagoon and count shooting stars!
Happy crafting everyone!
I almost forgot. I did a radio interview for Athlone Community Radio Station where I talk about the book and my approach to cancer and raising awareness. If you would like to hear it, and hear me make mistakes and be a bundle of nerves, you can find it here: HERE
It's good news because I get a copy for my granddaughter to listen to as it includes me reading Holmsey Finds Fergus