Sunday, 27 April 2014

In the Vancouver Sun!

 There are a couple of wonderful articles in the Vancouver sun! They will also be in the print version for today, Saturday April 26th :

Our story and Bellybuttonless (our kids book)

Interviewing Dr. McConnell and some other local patients:

My latest scan was clean, and I am not in yearly MRIs instead of having them every six months.So proud of my little boy ( little man?) and his willingness to put himself out there to share our story and hopefully help other families through it.

Awareness, awareness, awareness!!!

Thursday, 10 April 2014

NED Year two -- Second Verse, Same as the First!!

I promised to post if I got some good news so... here it goes! I met with my oncologist and the news are ...NED!!! All my scans have been since surgery almost two years ago so they will now switch to yearly MRIs ( unless Dr. T countermands that at my summer yearly check up)

I am so excited I could jump, but I think I was a little shell-shocked when Chris took the photo.

Should have some exciting news about Bellybuttonless soon too - I'll post them up as soon as I can. :)

The  Aurora Awards are coming to Vancouver this year! Excited about the possibilities! 

There are lots of stories online, lots of loved ones we have lost along the way. Getting a cancer diagnosis is terrifying, and the net can be a double-edged sword.  Don't forget though - there are good stories out there too, and great outcomes can happen. 

Here is hoping to much brighter days ahead for all of us, and good things on the horizon!

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Yet Another Respiratory Infection of course!

Minor, thankfully, as I went in to see my GP straight away.

By straight away -- I mean the day after I started feeling ill. I've had two bouts of bronchitis since January, which all developed in the span of 2-3 days. Not having a spleen means I catch more things, and apparently they run amock faster too!

Happily my GP is the same amazing doctor that stuck by us during our cancer journey, and the staff always help me get in quickly. They know at this point how fast things can go where my health is concerned.  I'm currently on more antibiotics, and pushing on ahead. 

I have my next appointment with Dr. J on the 10th to discuss the MRI results. I hate having to wait a couple of weeks, as I sit on pins and needles and I'm pretty sure Chris does too.  I'm a little calmer this time around, as I'm -hopefully- getting good news : If my scan is still clear ( as it has been) then I will get to go onto the yearly MRI as opposed to the 6 months ones!

There may also be some exciting  news about "Bellybuttonless" soon, and I will post once I can share them. I don't want to get my hopes up, but it could be an opportunity to make it more readily available to a wider audience. Really looking forward to that possibility. :)

Spring is just around the corner, and I can't wait.