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    Friday, May 04, 2007
    I have been putting off typing out this post since Monday afternoon and i'm not sure why. Maybe it's because if i don't type it out then non of it is real? Does that make sense?
    Anyway, as you can probably guess the test results were not exactly what i were expecting.
    I didn't see Professor Reilly but one of his team who turned out to be rather more informative as it happens. He started by telling me that my platelet count is around 750 which is around the same as it has been since the beginning of the year. It is still twice what it should be. Last month it was in the 800's. My scan results were not in my notes so he had to send someone out for them. The scan has shown that my spleen is large at 15cms. he said it is within limits but they class it as being enlarged. Coupled with the fact my count is still high he thinks that it is a problem with my bone marrow and therefore he wants to do a bone marrow biopsy asap. The earliest they could get me in was for 3wks time and he didn't want to wait that long and so he is going to do it himself next Wednesday. Not looking forward to that. But this wasn't the worrying part. He mentioned that whilst having my scan they had picked up 2 abnormal looking areas in my liver. He says he thinks they are likely to be something called Hemangionas,which are benign tumours. He failed to mention the word tumour though, i guess in case i freaked out. So i have to go and have a CT scan as well and now i am thinking all sorts of things and every ache or pain is terrifying right now. It's a really stressful time right now so if you don't see me around then you'll know why. Fingers crossed everything will turn out fine but i can't help but sit and wonder. I'm trying to keep myself busy with stuff so i can't sit and think about things.
    Also can i just apologise for not blog visiting, i just haven't felt like it recently but promise to get back on track soon!
    Take care guys!
    posted by Cath @ 11:09 PM  
    • At 12:16 AM, Anonymous Maria said…

      Oh, Cath, just want to come over and give you a big hug.

      I know that it's hard but try not to worry and resist the urge to google.

      I will keep you in my prayers.

      If you ever want to chat you know where to find me.

      Hope that you can enjoy the weekend xxx

    • At 5:05 AM, Blogger Paula said…

      Fingers crossed. Thinking of you.

    • At 9:04 AM, Anonymous Michelle - Little Lamb x said…

      Cath - really sorry to hear you are having a tough time i hope your other tests go ok and you have a speedy recovery etc.. take care of yourself x

    • At 1:48 PM, Blogger Tonya said…

      Oh Cath.. I hope it turns out to be nothing serious and you can have it dealt with and over! I can imagine how afraid you are though and you are in my thoughts and prayers.. ((hugs))

    • At 2:12 PM, Blogger Kathryn said…

      oh hunny, that must be horrible stuff to hear.. and have to deal with.. but i hope that they get on with the next step quickly, and that better news will follow.

    • At 10:57 PM, Blogger Jackie said…

      aww hunni, sending positive vibes to you and huge squigy hugs, Jak x

    • At 12:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      :( sorry you're going through this Cath - hope it all turns out to be very minor! Big Hugs


    • At 2:57 PM, Blogger Gallifrey said…

      Thinking of you (((hugs)). Sending only positive vibes and love. xxx

    • At 6:19 PM, Blogger Heather the Blether said…

      Hey hun sorry not been around for a while but when I seen this post I just had to let you know that I am thinking of you and wanted to give you a huge hug... chin up hun and you know where I am!
      Healing hugs for a wonderful Lady

    • At 9:36 PM, Blogger Brandie said…

      (((((Cath)))))) I am so sorry that you are going through all of this. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    • At 10:31 PM, Anonymous Sally R said…

      Cath I am so hoping that everything turns out well for you. Cyber hugs coming to you.

    • At 10:32 PM, Blogger Lynne.x said…

      {{{{{Cath}}}}}, hope it all turns out ok for you - sometimes the uncertainty and not knowing are the worst things.

      Take care of yourself, your in my thoughts Hun..xx

    • At 5:43 AM, Blogger Anam_Kihaku said…

      sending you so many positive vibes. hoping its all nothing serious and things will be ok. feel so much for you. *big hugs*

    • At 8:31 AM, Anonymous Paula Sealey said…

      Cath, I'm so sorry to hear what you're having to go through. Sending you lots of ((((HUGS))) and positive vibesxx

    • At 6:53 PM, Blogger Angela said…

      Cath, I know we haven't "seen" each other in ages and ages...I just want to say I am hoping the tests come back with nothing to worry about. Please know you're in my thoughts and prayers.


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