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388154 tn?1306361691

Kristina has finished treatment

Congratulations to a job well done, your such a tiny person and that and that you responded well talks big in your favor Kristina .
You my all time New Zealand favorit epi is close behind.
Wanna thank you for all yor positivism, encouragement and help during my tx the very best I wish for you!!

Jan
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548668 tn?1394187222
Jasper - thanks for the encouragement on the aches (the nurse today said the same :-).

Brent;  CA - I opened the link to the Celebration and thought...mmmm not quite a celebration yet, BUT in my optimistic state of continuing to live in the NOW I thought I'd better make the most of the opportunity.  

So Brent, despite the weight of the world us Kiwi's have to carry (lol), I did a little 'on the spot jig' in the lounge by myself to your U-Tube hit;   on YOUR behalf and in anticipation of the small and large winning posts that we ALL reach somehow every day....   Thank you for reminding me to celebrate every day xxx
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Hi Jan,

I was able to open Brent's link okay.

It's Kool & The Gang - Celebration, on youtube.

Kristina,

What you said about the crutches really hit home. It can be scary to emerge into the wide open.

Ttyl,

Port
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388154 tn?1306361691
Brent I tryed to check that videoclip out and there was a message this clip is not awailable in your country wonder if it is in NZ.
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338734 tn?1377160168
Oh yeah! Do it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwEMxYggoKQ
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338734 tn?1377160168
That is wonderful news, especially that you are already feeling some relief. 24 months or Andiamo-long; either way a success is another slayed dragon and a well-deserved reprieve.

Thanks so much for your positive attitude and your bright smile. Every time I visit your profile it makes me smile, too. I am amazed because there is so much more of the world's weight to bear down there, too ...... but that's another conversation. ;-)

Stay in touch,
Brent
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Congrats on finishing up. As time moves on the ach and pains will be less with each passing day. Good Luck on the 3 month pcr.

jasper
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548668 tn?1394187222
Thank you so much all;  

Coping with getting through tx has been as much a priority as SVR (i.e. giving my liver a rest as statistical odds of SVR were similar to a coin toss at the beginning of tx - my early response made it slightly better odds).   Of course I've done all I can to assist my body and mind, but tx'g is like ploughing a new route to Antarctica and success is so very dependant on so many variables, and not ventured without calculated risk and pockets full of faith.

But hey, it's dangerous walking across the road, and how many times when we were 'healthy' did we have to hang on to our sanity to get through a perceived crisis.  My partner says that nothing can depress him while he's still breathing;  that attitude has probably helped him support me during my more neurotic days, but it is very challenging when the body we take so much for granted starts letting us down, in numerous discomforting ways.  

In my lighter moments I wonder why I wasn't tested for Hep D, E, F, G, H etc etc; and think perhaps that Dr Seuss was actually a modern day prophet.  Even my hair is a little 'cat in the hat(ish)'...

I am starting to feel like a geriatric who has had the clock turned back;  I am feeling far less fragile and colour has come back into my face;  my brow is less permanently frowning,  my nose and tongue almost normal and the burn on my hand from the iron has healed so quickly it's like a superwoman wound!!!!   Strange sleep patterns and lacking energy, a few aches and pains, but (touch wood), I am seeing some improvements here......  Not dancing yet, but tapping my toes :-)...

  
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Wishing you only the best on your way to SVR.
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Congratulations ... I'm so glad to know you're done treatment!!  I personally thank you for your uplifting words and support and I'll be waiting along with everyone else and hoping to see those three magic letters posted from you ... take good care of yourself now and be patient with yourself during this recovery time....life awaits you!!  All the best to you, Kristina.

Trish
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Congratulations, you're done. My New Years wish for you is SVR.
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You did it!!!!! I'm so so happy for you and you are in my prayers for SVR!!!! I can't wait to see your SVR post.

You have always been such an inspiration and support to me! Much love, Marcia
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Kristina
Great to read!  Wishing you SVR!  And a very happy new year to you!
Jacob
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559277 tn?1330618739
{{{{{Kristina}}}}}}}

You'll always be a hero to me.
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547836 tn?1302832832
HURRAY!  Great Job!
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148588 tn?1465778809
Nicely done.

Congratulations!
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All done - that is so nice! Wishing you SVR!

Now you can enjoy the Australian summer. I loved going out in the light and sun after tx. It felt like life was welcoming me back.

Za
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Even though I am new to this forum you have helped me so much with your kind words and encouragement.

I am so very grateful that we crossed paths. You must be thrilled to be finished and you deserve it .Please keep in touch and let us know how you are doing.

Best wishes, Ruth
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Im so happy for  you!!!! Your fini!!!!

You must be as happy as can be.

Kristina I wish you the VERY best. Hope you have a speedy recovery.

Love
Charm
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Isn't the world the most amazing thing? The sites we can miss seeing, so much beauty!  so proud of you! Wishing you SVR!  

The happiest New year! Many more walk son the beach!
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206807 tn?1331936184
Congratulations. Wishing you SVR and a Speedy Recovery
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From a fellow antipidean across the pond, congratulations K, your'e a legend. Fingers crossed for SVR in 09. Emi
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Wishing you SVR Kristina.  Thank you for all your kind posts and voice of reason.  You are very a very special person.  Wishing you all the best forever.
Trin
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548668 tn?1394187222
Thankyou Portann (I will remind my son that I'm a 'treasure' lol - certainly was feeling like an ancient and lost treasure, but am slowly starting to surface).  

I took the dog for a walk at the beach last week which was HUGE;  I didn't expect it, but tears came to my eyes when I saw the sea and I had to pull myself together - I realised how much I'd been hoping for that very moment. Our posts crossed above;  I will keep in touch as to my progress - stopping tx was quite challenging in itself - like someone took my crutches away and I had no excuse for behaving 'badly' anymore lol!!!
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Oh I'm humbled by the post CA; thank you.  As a six monther I didn't make a big deal of it knowing the strength and perserverance that all the longer tx'rs have needed to pull from the ethers (although I personally celebrated deep inside myself somewhere on my first day without riba :-).   I haven't noticed huge changes (apart from no brain fog), but my partner is over the moon and says I'm more like the person I was (but with less energy, strange sleep patterns, some aches and much less hair)...

Thankyou Epiphany, Isobella and Rita.  I am with you in heart and look forward to some good results for us all.   At present I phone 2 people locally (whom I've never met) who are on a 48 week course;  neither are on this site and it frightens me what little knowledge they have.  It's a fine line between supporting and educating and I have to be so careful with what I say to them, knowing the 'freak out' factor is so much magnified during tx.  

We are each of us on our own unique voyage and how miraculous it is to have found such incredible support through Medhelp.  I would have completely folded without the incredible posts on this site;  encouraging and informative - and I very much needed (and still need) both.

I will stay in touch, keep you all updated and look forward to seeing your progress also.

Much love
Kristina

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