Ziyal's medical update :)

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Tora Ziyal, May 31, 2013.

  1. Tora Ziyal

    Tora Ziyal Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Wow, I thought I'd posted more recently than October, but apparently not, or at least I can't find it. So please forgive me if some of this is repetitious. And if you have no idea what I'm talking about, you can catch up here.

    Turns out I'd probably had a low-grade infection deep in the surgical bed from the very beginning, which is most of why the wound never healed, and in November, it suddenly got really bad. When oral antibiotics didn't help, they put me in the hospital for a week and started me on what turned into three months of IV antibiotics. Meanwhile, in February, the plastic surgeon and neurosurgeon went back in and did a major "wound revision."

    All that finally did the trick! :D I came off the antibiotics and home health care in March and was discharged by the plastic surgeon in April. :D I just had another set of scans done this week, and there's been no recurrence. :D In other words, two years (two months and two weeks, but who's counting? ;)) after the original surgery, I'm still cancer-free. :D

    Next week, I'll be starting physical therapy to strengthen my back. And I've already started looking very some very-part-time work, either paid or volunteer. I'm actually starting not to feel like a professional patient.

    Anyone interested in helping me celebrate in a very concrete way, please PM me, and I'll give you a link to my fundraising page at the Chordoma Foundation. (A public "thank you" to the couple of folks who've already donated. You know who you are.)
     
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  2. Gingerbread Girl

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    That's awesome news! :techman:
     
  3. tomalak301

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    Great News Tora. Really happy things are finally going well for you.
     
  4. RJDonner&Blitzen

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    Well, that's great news. It was certainly a long and winding road to get there, but I'm glad everything is finally good. :)
     
  5. Admiral_Young

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    That is fantastic news and glad to know that things are good!
     
  6. Bumbles861

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    Nice to hear, TZ.
     
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    That's all awesome news, and great to hear you're going in the right direction. :) Stay strong and continue to keep well!
     
  9. ElBurro

    ElBurro Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Awww, that's brilliant news :) Stay well *hugs*
     
  10. Tora Ziyal

    Tora Ziyal Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Thank you, everyone!
     
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    {{Ziyal}} awesome news!!!!
     
  13. Gil T.Azell

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    :techman::techman::techman::techman::techman:
    great news, continued good heath to you.
     
  14. Shanndee

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    This is wonderful! I'm so happy to hear this! Stay well.
     
  15. Captain Ice

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    What wonderful news this is to wake up to on a Saturday morning. Congrats Ziyal!!!
     
  16. Mary Ann

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    *waves pompoms* Yay! :D
     
  17. JiNX-01

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    My God, what an ordeal. I'm so glad you're on the mend.
     
  18. Tora Ziyal

    Tora Ziyal Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Thanks, all! Gotta go get ready... someone's taking me out for an extravagant dinner to celebrate. :)
     
  19. JayOwl

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    That's great news Tora! It seems like such a long time ago now that we were posting lots of cat (and other) pictures to cheer you up. To the future. :beer:
     
  20. Sector 7

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    Wonderful news, my friend. This gives me hope.