The results are in…
… and I have some good news at last!
When my blood results were taken this morning, the lab was looking for a decrease of at least 15% in the HCG levels. Mine have gone down by 29%, which is better than we had even dared to hope for, and a very good sign that the methotrexate is working exactly as is should.
I’ll have several more weeks of monitoring, just to make sure that things continue to go in the right direction, but surgery is now looking very unlikely, and I shouldn’t require any further treatment, which means I can (hopefully – I’m taking none of this for granted) be able to concentrate now on getting better.
The wait for today’s blood results was, needless to say, one of the toughest things I’ve ever gone through, but I’ve had so much support from my family, friends and readers that I’m currently feeling incredibly lucky, relieved, and… I’m actually even tempted to use the hashtag #soblessed here. I mean, who even AM I?!
I’m going to keep this post uncharacteristically short, because I have some family members I need to go and hug right now (And, to be completely honest, some makeup wouldn’t go amiss either: there are several members of hospital staff who probably think I don’t actually have eyebrows…), but some of you wonderful people were kind enough to ask for an update this morning, so I wanted to just check in, give you my good news, and thank you once again for caring enough to ask for it. I don’t think I can ever thank you enough for the support you’ve all (both ‘real life’ friends/family and internet ones) given me over this past week, but I will never forget it, and hopefully things can only get better from here.