Tuesday, 11 December 2012

An update and good news

Hello everyone! Sorry I have not written for a while, but here is the latest update!

Today I went to see my haematologist as a routine quarterly appointment. After waiting an hour and a half to see him (this isn't the longest I've had to wait for an appointment), I was called in to see him. I'd been sent for a blood test upon arrival, and luckily the phlebotomist got the needle in first time, so things started off well! He asked how I'd been, back at university etc. He looked at the results from my blood test and was really happy, saying things weren't only normal, but good! WOOOO!!

We started talking about the medication that I was still taking post shingles. These were anti-viral and he said I could stop taking them from now. This is the first time in 18 months where I've been on no pills or medication, so this felt like a great relief! After all the talking, he took me into a side room, to have a feel around for any potential raised lumps or lymph nodes. Always awkward in these sorts of situations, I started laughing when he was prodding under my arms. I'm not even ticklish. At least, I didn't think I was! After the awkward prodding and feeling around my neck, under arms and stomach, he said everything seemed fine! He wants to see me again in 3 months time!

That was the best I could have asked for to be honest! Tomorrow I am going for a second opinion to a specialist eye hospital about the blurred vision in my left eye. I will update my blog again later on in the week with the news from this.

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