The Thomas family

The Thomas family
From left to right, Tania, Dave, me and Corina

Monday, 7 February 2011

Onwards and upwards

Well, that's another appointment day over and again, all is well.  I'm delighted to say that the rash has calmed down so much that I have been taken off the steroid tablets completely, just relying on the steroid cream to control it.  I hope that lasts.  The real bonus is that I can also stop taking another medicine which is a syrup which has to be taken on an empty stomach.  I've been having to get up very early, take a dose, and go back to bed rather than get up and take it and then have to wait for my breakfast.

One frustration is that three weeks ago I had extra blood taken to be sent to Hammersmith Hospital where it is tested for the level of leukaemia in it.  This will be the first evidence of how the transplant has really worked.  Sadly the sample never arrived so I didn't get the long awaited results today.  They took more blood today and couriered it to ensure that it does not go awol again, but that's another two weeks wait for the results.  Oh well!

It was lovely to come home to a beautiful bunch of flowers sent by my friends at my carving group, the Woodentops.  Many thanks everyone, they look and smell lovely.  I am hoping that I may be able to get along to the next meeting at the beginning of March.

Also, a mention for Nicola who was my girls' nanny for several years and who posted a comment last week.  Lovely to hear from you Nicola and I bet Elliot has changed at least as much as the girls have!  My email address is and it would be great to see photos of the brood, and to have a proper catch up.

Next update is next Monday after my appointment.  In the meantime God Bless to you all.


  1. It must be really frustrating to send off a sample, wait the two weeks and then learn it has gone missing, but reassuring to reduce or do away with medication. Fingers crossed for the results. Love Lynn and Dale

  2. Hi Cathy glad today went ok.

    Just to let you know that mum is home and now she can rest and recuperate to get better. I will be seeing her tomorrow morning after keepfit. So that dad can go and play golf it is dry if he wants to.

    Hope to see you soon. and Hope you recover soon.


    Katrina xxxx