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Jul 25, 2012 - 5 comments

It's such a huge corner to turn when treatment is over. The energy and vitality of life slowly creep back in. Every day I notice something new:
No blisters in the sun.
No constant itching.
No stray hairs flying all over the house, car, etc.
Body only aches after exercise.
Food tastes good.
Crying doesn't occur every hour.
Fear is dimishing.
Money isn't all going to specialty pharmacy.
Reading is easier.
Thinking is clearer.
Anemia side effects are ALL gone.

There are things that my body is still trying to adjust to. It will take more time.
Living with cirhossis has taken a lot of mental energy. Denial comes off slowly.
Being with my family and spending a lot of time outdoors has proven to be a great healer for me.
I'm glad the journal is here. It's hard to remember what I went through.

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by rivll, Jul 25, 2012
This is beautifully expressed and I advise you to share it beyond this site. You have gone through so much with your dignity intact and suffered so, yet remained so sweet.
Tears come to me just thinking about you coming out of this darkness, filling the light and space with appreciation for the little things, for your gradual return to life, sweet life.
Thank you for sharing. I have followed your experience since I have been with this forum with admiration and awe.

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by ceanothus, Jul 26, 2012
We have all been blessed by your presence on this forum, and now you are giving us the best gift of all: sharing your recovery with us. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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by Gerbils, Jul 26, 2012
I have a watch on your journal and am so glad to see you back. I have missed you. Yes, the recovery is sweet and gets better every day. Will your cirhossis reverse over time? I hope that is a possibility for you. You add so much to the world around you; even out here in cyberland. We are blessed to have known you and shared your experiences with illness and tx. I can't wait to see what you do next. :0)

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by Dee1956, Aug 20, 2012
Hey there, I am so glad and grateful to read your journal.  It is inspiring to me.
Thank you so much for sharing :)

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by flcyclist, Aug 20, 2012
Huge hugs and smiles to you Karen.  Made my day!!

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