Ziyal's medical update :)

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

  1. Torah Ziyal

    Torah Ziyal Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 27, 2010
    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.)
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2013
  2. Kira's Mummy

    Kira's Mummy Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Apr 26, 2001
    Kira's Mom is in Virginia
    That's awesome news! :techman:
  3. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Admiral Premium Member

    Mar 2, 2003
    San Francisco Bay Area, CA
    Great News Tora. Really happy things are finally going well for you.
  4. RJDemonicus

    RJDemonicus Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

    Jun 11, 2003
    RJDiogenes of Boston
    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

    Admiral_Young Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Feb 27, 2002
    That is fantastic news and glad to know that things are good!
  6. bbailey861

    bbailey861 Admiral Premium Member

    Oct 14, 2009
    Kingston, ON Canada
    Nice to hear, TZ.
  7. The Orange Monster

    The Orange Monster Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 30, 2006
  8. Zulu Romeo

    Zulu Romeo World Famous Starship Captain Admiral

    Oct 31, 2004
    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. Torah Ziyal

    Torah Ziyal Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 27, 2010
    Thank you, everyone!
  11. Rabid Bat

    Rabid Bat Commodore Moderator

    Jun 21, 2011
    Boston, the Gateway to the Galaxy
  12. Dr. San Guinary

    Dr. San Guinary Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2005
    Mr. Laser Beam is in the visitor's bullpen
    {{Ziyal}} awesome news!!!!
  13. Gil T.Azell

    Gil T.Azell Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 11, 2005
    Gil T.Azell
    great news, continued good heath to you.
  14. Shanndee

    Shanndee Commodore Commodore

    Sep 6, 2010
    This is wonderful! I'm so happy to hear this! Stay well.
  15. Captain Ice

    Captain Ice Cookie Constructor Admiral

    Dec 30, 2002
    Getting Captain Ice on to the naughty list
    What wonderful news this is to wake up to on a Saturday morning. Congrats Ziyal!!!
  16. Boo!

    Boo! Haunted sticks and string Admiral

    Apr 16, 2010
    Mary Ann: A Canuck in southwest England
    *waves pompoms* Yay! :D
  17. JiNX-01

    JiNX-01 Admiral Admiral

    Dec 29, 2002
    My God, what an ordeal. I'm so glad you're on the mend.
  18. Torah Ziyal

    Torah Ziyal Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 27, 2010
    Thanks, all! Gotta go get ready... someone's taking me out for an extravagant dinner to celebrate. :)
  19. JayOwl

    JayOwl Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 19, 2009
    The Shire.
    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

    Sector 7 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 27, 2008
    Rural North Carolina
    Wonderful news, my friend. This gives me hope.