So happy you posted in for the holidays...and that you are officially a PhD, moved, new job, daughter settled...you have the boxes checked! Best to you always.
We are doing well in FL still, but moved 8 miles south to be closer to Alzheimer's sister who needs a good bit of looking after. Trying to decide if/when we need to move her to a Memory Care unit as she is needing 24/7 supervision. She has become an "elopement risk" taking off at odd moments...grocery stores, on a walk, getting out of the car first and blending into the crowd, in ladies rooms. We lost her for 7 hours overnight in Atlanta when we evacuated for a hurricane...the Atlanta police did a wonderful caring job and brought her back to us safely...wet and scared...from a parking garage DURING HURRICANE IRMA!
My Mike is 6.5 years post transplant 3+ years post Hep C treatment and doing well. Playing golf, and determined to read every book in the library and book store. The only cancer recurrences have been on his FACE. Skin cancers are notorious for those on anti-rejection meds. Right now he is using a chemo cream on his nose and it looks a sight...his doc says the med is doing what it is supposed to be doing...ewwww. He has had 3 mohs surgeries on his face with radiation following one of them...so he keeps on top of it, says it doesn't cause him any pain, and he is glad we live in this century where treatment is available.
My appendix cancer stuff seems to be quiet, no recurrences (so far.) I return to MD Anderson for 6 month check in April. They will take pictures of abdomen with special attention to a "something" in my pancreas (ugh).
Hey to all in HW land, patients and loved ones...best to you all for the Holiday Season, whatever your version of a mid winter (mid summer) holiday is.
MamaLama, Forum moderator - Hepatitis
Partner received liver transplant (May 1, 2011) FL
Hep C 1a Treatment - Sovaldi/Olysio (March - May 2014)
Undetected since week 4. Undetected 12 weeks post treatment.