Thank you all for your great words. I am always hesitant to post on here, but you guys ALWAYS make me feel better. If i can bring hope to just one person, then my day is complete! I didn't do much to celebrate, but my husband came home and gave me a big hug and told me "Happy Anniversary to US!" He said he didn't know what he would have done without me for the last two years. That was as good as cake and ice cream!
Suzanne-I still get my scans every 6 months, and hopefully that will last another year. I am still not completely sure I am ready to go to once a year. They always do an abdominal/pelvic CT with contrast, sometimes a dual or triple phase, if that makes sense. On the bloodwork, they always test all my liver functions, do a complete CBC and a CA19-9.
I also have chronic kidney failure (stage 3) and my nephrologist does bloodwork every three months to test my renal levels. The surgery dropped me from 51% function to 40%, but I am maintaining that. Because of the results of my last renal panel, I am now on iron, potassium, vitamin D and something called Zemplar for raised parathyroid levels. All this has to do with my kidneys primarily, not my liver, but I am starting to feel like I'm 100 years old! I already take meds for high blood pressure and reflux...I feel like a walking medicine cabinet!!!
Thanks for all your good words. Sorry for such a long post. You guys really brighten up my life!
Today is a new day. Congratulations, you are already a survivor!