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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.

from the dirt a flower must growI’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.

Thank you. x

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37 Comments
  • Wendy
    December 3, 2016

    What absolutely brilliant news! So pleased things are looking up. Xx

  • Deanna
    December 3, 2016

    Yay!! Awesome news – hope your progress in getting well continues this fantastically!

  • Myra
    December 3, 2016

    I am so pleased for you all xx

  • Anna nuttall
    December 3, 2016

    Yay I’m so happy for you Amber. I could give you a big big hug. Going through dangerous pregnancy is the scarist thing in the world – I know I been there. I’ve been a busy bee this week so I haven’t had the time to properly comments till now but you been in my thoughts this week. Keep smiling Amber xx

  • Mana
    December 3, 2016

    I’m so happy to hear this. I didn’t know what was going on, and as I have several anxiety disorders and form strange attachments to people I’ve never met I’m extra happy that I found out about it after you were getting better.
    I’m still heartbroken you went through this, but so very happy to hear you’re doing better. I hope you’re getting lots of Rubin cuddles and that you’re being a bit spoiled right now by your friends and family and I’m so glad you’re doing better, I’ve said that like 4 times now but I mean it, a lot.

  • Sue @ A Colourful Canvas
    December 3, 2016

    YAY! {{{Clapping gleefully!}}} Relieved to read that the numbers are going down, and pretty significantly too. Oh my gosh….you’ve been going through so very much, for so very long!

  • Hanka
    December 3, 2016

    You´re so brave! Keep my fingers crossed for you!

  • finja
    December 3, 2016

    Whatever it is you are going through at the moment, I will send you some magical vibes tonight before I go to sleep. :))
    xxx finja / http://www.effcaa.com

  • Elaine
    December 3, 2016

    Excellent news. You’ve been in my thoughts Amber and I’ve been quietly hoping for the best possible outcome. I’m so pleased to read this today. My very best wishes to you for your rapid recovery. XX

  • Anna
    December 3, 2016

    Oh I’m so relieved for you! You go and hug everybody that you need to 💗💗💗 xxx

  • Maria
    December 3, 2016

    Great news! So good to hear.

  • heather
    December 3, 2016

    This is fantastic! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Barbara West
    December 3, 2016

    Hooray ooray ooray ooray ooray! So happy to hear your good news!

  • Genevieve
    December 3, 2016

    Great news! Have a wonderful day now that hopefully much of the pressure has gone!

  • Laura Steel
    December 3, 2016

    This is brilliant! So happy for you. Hope you have a brilliant weekend with a much deserved rest xx

  • Jaynie
    December 3, 2016

    I’m so glad to hear it! I didn’t get a chance to comment on your other posts, but I have been keeping my metaphorical fingers crossed that everything would go smoothly for you. (Also, as a fellow anxious person, I wanted to say I really appreciate you talking about your health anxiety so openly. I think it’s really helpful for people to be open about mental health issues, especially when there are so many misconceptions and stigmas. And it’s especially great if it helps you cope with it, of course.)

  • Marilyn
    December 3, 2016

    Wonderful news! (Who even ARE you???! Why you are the lovely lassie north of the border who keeps us entertained on a regular basis, of course!)

  • Moni
    December 3, 2016

    So relieved and happy for you!
    It’s so sad that it happened in the first place, but I’m really glad that they were able to help you in the way they did.
    I wish you all the best! *hugs*

  • Louise
    December 3, 2016

    Fantastic news Amber! I’m so pleased to hear you are on the mend. I hope that things continue to improve, you have been in my thoughts this week. Please continue to take it easy and don’t overdo things.

  • Sarah Rooftops
    December 3, 2016

    Wonderful news! Big hugs.

  • Kelly Glen
    December 3, 2016

    This is fantastic news about your results. You and Terry must be so pleased. I hope everything will now be ok and you can start to get better.
    Take care and all the best.

  • Katie
    December 3, 2016

    Yaaaaaaaay!

  • Stacy
    December 3, 2016

    So releived for you! Wonderful news, now concentrate on getting better!

  • Brenda
    December 3, 2016

    I’m so happy to hear that, Amber! What a scary time, I’m relieved that you will be ok!

  • Donna
    December 4, 2016

    You, Amber, are loved more than you know.

  • Izabel
    December 4, 2016

    Wonderful! Sooooooo glad for you.

  • Laura
    December 4, 2016

    Woohoo, this is wonderful news! Congratulations!

  • Helen
    December 4, 2016

    So, so happy…….!!!!! Take care of your wee self, Amber! You will be fine. Sending lots of love, and good vibes. xxxx

  • Emerald
    December 4, 2016

    Lovely news Amber xx

  • Melanie
    December 4, 2016

    So pleased for you Amber, very positive news!

  • Natasha
    December 4, 2016

    Oh Amber, I’m so glad. I was late to this as I’ve not been online much because I’ve been supporting my BFF since her partner had two abdominal aortic aneurysms and has been in HICU at our local hospital for weeks (Yay for the NHS) but I’m so glad you’re OK. I’ve been reading your blogs for years and you feel like a friend (but not one I’m going to turn up to visit-don’t worry) and I’m so glad you’re recovering. Love to you and Terry and Rubin. X

    • Amber
      December 4, 2016

      Oh my goodness, I hope your friend’s partner is doing OK – that sounds horrendous 🙁

      • Natasha
        December 5, 2016

        Well, he’s alive and in possession of both legs so at this point that’s as much as we can hope for…

  • Sarah
    December 4, 2016

    Excellent news, so glad to hear this Amber xx

  • Veronica
    December 5, 2016

    💜

  • Sophikita
    December 5, 2016

    Glad to hear this. X

  • dubliner in deutschland
    December 5, 2016

    That’s great news!

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