Chapter 27 2014, here I come!

It is the time of the year when you look back but also ahead for the new year to come. This year had been key in my journey… From getting the maximum cortisone’s side-effects till the ones coming from the lack of it! This was really the highlight, how to manage all that and do your best to live with it… Even if you look like you can cope with all that, it is highly tiring to have your body changing all the time impacting your muscles but also your psychology.

Compared to June I have now lost almost 40 pounds so I am back to the weight I had before I stopped smoking in 2006… Wow that is a real change… Two weeks ago I met folks in the office who could not recognise me… Too funy! The main consequence is that I, again, have to go shopping, sure that I’ll end up with all sizes back home.

The best came from the latest appointment I had with the haematologists who confirmed that all is ok, Gamma GT, sugar, iron, etc… and that I do not need to go for further bleedings and also that the next visit will be in February then May i.e. no monthly visit anymore and moving to a maintenance mode :-). Nevertheless it is still mandatory to go through the full battery of tests in April but it sounds much lighter when you know you are healthier!

I wanted to share this with all of you as a year end message and thank you for reading me and supporting me in my survival journey! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family,


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