Kate's Blog

Follow me if you will as I try to navigate through the ups and downs of my world.

I'm writing this blog to help me make sense of all that has happened - from my diagnosis with non-Hodgkins lymphoma while pregnant with my third child in May 2008
, through to my reflections on chaotic family life as I try to pick up the pieces of my life again.


The kids are so small, and I'm working hard to keep us all safe and to stay in remission.

Stay with me - it won't be all doom and gloom I promise!



Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Results

I got the results of the blood test this morning - all good thank god or someone. So the plan is to have a CT scan which is scheduled in January. The consultant was very reassuring that she had no concerns that the cancer had reappeared.

I can't really describe what it was like sitting in the waiting room surrounded by ill people, some weeping, while I waited for 40 minutes past my appointment time to be seen. The memories of what I've been through crowd fast upon the uncertain future I face, while somehow I try to manage the present. Waiting to hear news like that is pretty much as desperate as it gets - I can think of worse situations to find oneself in, but not many.

Anyhow - with a clean-ish bill of health (ignoring the major sinus-y cold to which I've succumbed through stress and lack of sleep over the past week) I can move forward again, resume where I left off and look forward to Christmas. Talking of Christmas, I'd better get going......

8 comments:

Meghan said...

i had a very similar feeling as i waited for an ultrasound a few weeks ago...it was bleak in the waiting room. that was the first day i read your blog. i read every word as i waited. hard to describe.

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

I cannot imagine many more worse situations. Altough that is the strange thing about life - there are always worse situations. Best wishes to you and congrats on the clear results. xx

Anita said...

Bravo!
I'm Christian, so I have to say, "Thank God." :)
I am SO happy for you!

Jen said...

Yay!!! I'm so happy to hear good news! One day at a time, one foot in front of the other...

Matthew said...

How long that wait must have felt is something I cannot contemplate. I am so pleased for you. :)

diney said...

What great news - I logged on today just to see if you had posted them. Be strong. x

Margaret said...

Fabulous news about the blood tests. Sending you good thoughts.

Mummy mania said...

am so happy for you - I really hope you can now enjoy your christmas.... well done!