… 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

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.)

  5. 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!)

  6. 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*

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

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