So it’s been a while. Life goes on. Really don’t have much to complain about, regular ups and downs. Good days and bad days, more good than bad. When it’s bad – it is bad and it is scary but then it gets better and life is good again, watch my update. I’ll be forever grateful for having the transplants and here is my update to 2 years and nine months post stem cell transplant with Dr. Richard Burt. Love you guys, we’re always here for you!
Lana and Sergei
Realized today that I have not updated my blog.
Met with Dr. Burt and Dr. Balabanov last week on Wednesday.
I stressed my self out to the point where I had ice pick headaches, pain in my ear, just drove myself nuts. It was truly scary, did it work, did I do this for nothing, what if I still have active lesions and on and on. Sergei was thinking same thing, making plans for what if.
So my appointment day. I do not even remember what Dr. Burt said or asked. I just remember him sitting down and saying no new activity and old lesions shrinking. That moment I collapsed into Sergei’s arms and tears poured out. So much relief, bricks fell off my shoulders. HSCT, stem cell transplant worked, sweet words of remission. Since my diagnoses I have not been in remission, it was a relapse after a relapse. I do not have enough sufficient words to express accurately how it feels. It is surreal, I can dream of things I use to dream, I have a chance at life without limitation. Feels unreal.
Met with Dr. Balabanov next, he confirmed what Dr. Burt said, he was elated with how well I am doing. My EDSS score dropped down so significantly.
With all of those news, I do have to see a bone doctor and get an MRI on my hips. Steroids and chemo might have did them in, hip replacement is one of the options if it will be confirmed. However, I am not looking to do it until I cannot move!
The news of remission cannot darken anything, I can live with bone pain, I am not progressing, I am regressing 🙂
So news are fantastic!
Thank you to everyone for your support, all the kind words,to everyone who lifted my spirits and showed me so much love, Thank you!!!