Topic: Hello after a while away from the site!
Just wanted to chip in after not visiting in a while.
Things are pretty good on the CC front here. My final report (in January) on CT scan from November was that there was no evidence of recurrence. YAAY! My LFTs are still not entirely normal although improving, but I'm being checked on that every month so the surveillance continues. The wound is finally a scar & is starting to re-design itself - still numb areas so I'm still considering a tattoo - it won't hurt there!
I had a good chat with the surgeon in January & he said I should just get out there & get on with my life. So, as I'm finally starting to feel better & have enough energy to get through a day, I'm trying to do just that.
The hives that I was getting turned out to not be a food allergy but Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria - the consultant wanted to know what stress I'd had over the last few months/years........Yes, well, that was quite a list! And it's a stress related condition.
I've booked some tickets for big rock concerts in the summer, Pearl Jam in Hyde Park, London in June, Mika at the Eden Project here in Cornwall, there'll be more things - it's a big birthday year this year so I have to make the most of it, you just never know when the next comet will strike & turn the axis of your world off kilter again.
I guess i haven't been on the site for a while as I've sort of had to distance myself from a lot of CC goings on, I've been thinking about you all but sometimes it's difficult to not start imagining what could happen later in the story & I've just needed to take my brain away from all that for a while.
I feel like I know many of you now as friends so it's a tricky balance. I'm delighted to see so many of you are turning up on Facebook - I can combine the two things there - 'normal' life, whatever that is (my Father is currently in hospital after we all went down with the winter vomiting bug currently running amok in this area, so now my Mum & I have sort of recovered we're visiting the hospital every day - stress? what stress?) & CC friends along with other friends - that sounds great to me.
I've read some posts today, so I know you're all still giving the Leroys hell, lets all keep it up, take care all,
love & best wishes, Val x