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26 May 2006 @ 06:24 pm
almost home free  
i'm finding it increasingly hard to manage my time, thus the long absence once again. thank you to those who are still checking in on my journal even though the tumbleweeds have grown to the size of buildings. :)

i've been recovering well from the surgery. another check-up in june will confirm that the wound has healed, and i will go through another test 3-6 months later to confirm that the root of the problem is no more.

soon after my operation, my doctor recommended an oncologist-classmate of his, to sort out my other potential health problem. i've not divulged much about the details of this previous problem either, but i guess there's no harm in spilling the beans.

the red flag was first raised from that health screening i took part in, the one in johor bahru, malaysia. a cancer marker reading turned out slightly alarming, which meant i either had an infection in my body somewhere (could be any internal organ) or i had cancerous cells in certain parts of my body. the nutrition plan i was put on was to assist my body to fight off the possible infection, and a second blood test some time later would confirm if there is cause for concern since the reading would drop to normal if it was just an infection.

i was suddenly swung off on a detour from this plan, with the recommendation to the oncologist at mount elizabeth. a kindly old gentleman, much like my doctor, packed me off for an x-ray and an ultrasound scan to eliminate the possibility of abnormal cells. both turned out clear. i breathed easier, though there is still the question of why the cancer marker was flagged. mr oncologist agreed with the nutrition plan and a blood test was set for july. keeping my fingers, toes and eyes crossed that the reading will drop, otherwise i will pingpong off on another round of tests (please don't let me go through gastroscopy or colonoscopy!).

so that's what's been going on. i'm feeling fine and all is good at the moment. :)

and i've been chalking up shitloads of photographs too! i know i keep saying i'm going to post them soon, but... :P okay, i'll post them soon!

hope everyone's been well. i'll need some time to catch up with everyone's lives properly... please pardon my slow replies! :)


 
 
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.that girl.: chocolate lovegirlwhowaits on May 26th, 2006 11:28 am (UTC)
<3
Can't wait to see the pics!

This is good news, welcome back :D !!
JVdrag0nette on May 26th, 2006 11:56 am (UTC)
Re: <3
thank you babe! :)

how's the house going? me go see your journal now...
.that girl.: the posersgirlwhowaits on May 26th, 2006 12:08 pm (UTC)
Re: <3
House is going well, at least now after all that NAB dramas. Settlement next week and I will finally get to see the house!!! ^_^

JVdrag0nette on May 26th, 2006 12:09 pm (UTC)
Re: <3
yay!

can't wait to see it too! :D
The Citygentcitygent on May 26th, 2006 12:39 pm (UTC)
oh, hon?

I'm thinking of you and hope you're ok. Get well soon, and I hope the surgery turns out to have been a total success.

Get well soon *hugs*
JVdrag0nette on May 26th, 2006 12:41 pm (UTC)
thanks dude! :)
seth_sara: woofseth_sara on May 26th, 2006 04:55 pm (UTC)
hmm...i was jus missing ur makan posts... =p~~

i hope it's all a false alarm, but do take care nonetheless.... get well soon!!! =)
JVdrag0nette on May 26th, 2006 04:58 pm (UTC)
makan posts will come back soon. :)

thanks girl! :)
 Lee  (Tracy Lee, actually :)popcorn_feet on May 26th, 2006 05:23 pm (UTC)
I was wondering (and fretting a bit...okay, so i'm a worrier :) over your not posting - I'm so glad that you did update a bit.

Health scares. Man, knocks the wind out of you does't it? Hopefully (and it sounds like it is) this is just a wake up call for living a little healthier in the future... and not something that will require more testing and follow up.

Be well, friend
lee
JVdrag0nette on May 28th, 2006 09:41 am (UTC)
heh... thanks for the well wishes and the worrying, lee! :) (i'm a worrier too, i hate it when people go MIA)

definitely a timely wake-up call for healthy living. i hope this is as bad as it gets... :)
Marktarsarlan on May 26th, 2006 09:28 pm (UTC)
Good to hear from you. Thinking positive thoughts for you :)
JVdrag0nette on May 28th, 2006 09:42 am (UTC)
thanks tarsy. :)
the kitten that is blue: totoro surpriseblue_kitten on May 27th, 2006 04:50 am (UTC)
i'm feeling fine and all is good at the moment. :)

oh jess, i'm so so glad to hear that.
**BIG HUGS** :)
JVdrag0nette on May 28th, 2006 09:43 am (UTC)
and i got a wonderful surprise in the mail yesterday! :D

thanks babe! *big hugs*

:D
the kitten that is blueblue_kitten on May 28th, 2006 11:12 pm (UTC)
yay it arrived!!

i had to sign all these forms to say i wasn't sending you weapons of mass destruction ;)
JVdrag0nette on May 29th, 2006 07:28 am (UTC)
teeheehee!

unless i can make a bomb from organic tea, yummy chocolates and cute bandaids!

:)
lilsnooze: lilsnooze_tehpeng_hkcafelilsnooze on May 27th, 2006 03:14 pm (UTC)
*hugs*
JVdrag0nette on May 28th, 2006 09:44 am (UTC)
*hugs back* :)
(Anonymous) on May 28th, 2006 08:25 am (UTC)
read from somewhere ...
experts say caffeine is bad for you
fat is bad for you
sugar is bad for you
but
DON"T WORRY, 'CAUSE THAT'S BAD FOR YOU TOO!!!


glad that u r feeling good; go on, laugh away all those unwanted cells. :)

slurp!
slurplog.blogsome.com

JVdrag0nette on May 28th, 2006 09:45 am (UTC)
heh... thanks slurp! :)
Crystal Hengcrystalheng on May 28th, 2006 11:52 am (UTC)
-big big cyber hug!-

hope you'll be okay :)
JVdrag0nette on May 28th, 2006 11:56 am (UTC)
thanks sweetie! :)
sticker mansilver_crv on May 29th, 2006 01:07 am (UTC)
you'll be fine!! Good to see you again..thou i was late to read it :D
JVdrag0nette on May 29th, 2006 07:34 am (UTC)
good to see you too! :) hope you and your wifey are doing well!
sticker mansilver_crv on May 29th, 2006 07:38 am (UTC)
We are fine. :P thanks!
farah ^_~: rosegardenpendantfarahdean on May 31st, 2006 04:44 am (UTC)
randomly found you! i read some of your newer enties & would like to wish you well. take care!
JVdrag0nette on May 31st, 2006 12:19 pm (UTC)
thank you! :)