Saturday, December 22, 2007

take 2! oh and news from the hospital.

So Tamara bought some photo frames for the photos we did last weekend (see post below!) and then we realised that almost all the photos needed to be horizontal. I could have just changed the cropping on some of them, but we also didnt have too many photos of her holding Blake, and we wanted to have another go at a family shot - Wanted to try to get one of Steve with no bags under his eyes! I got a bit carried away taking photos of Blake but look how cute they are!

So adorable!
And my news from the hospital! i went for another lot of tests on wednesday and got the results Thursday morning. Their good!!! my hcg level is down to 33! woo hoo! still not normal but a hell of alot closer!
The best part was, i actually got to speak to Professor Condous (hes the head honcho who had been handling my surgery and treatment, but i never got to speak to him! i always seemed to get stuck with his sidekicks! ). He said hes extremely happy with how my levels have come down so quickly ( i thought 5 weeks was kind of long, but apparently not) and he thinks they will be 0 next week. So im going for another test next week and if their 0, then no more tests!!!! i got the shock of my life, because all the other doctors, and all the research id done said it would be monthly tests for year! i asked him about 5 times if he was sure i didnt need to come back and he kept assuring me it wasnt necessary. I did consider getting a second opinion, but he is the head of the clinic and hes a professor - not just a doctor so he must know his stuff. So i have settled on believing him, and just going to my normal gp and asking him to do a blood test every few months, just for my peace of mind. I have a great gp, and i know he wont have a problem with this.
Oh and one other thing Prof Condous said was that i absolutely cannot get pregnant for 6 months, but after that, go for it........I nearly kissed him! He said theres no need to wait a year, 6 months is enough. From what i can work out ( i read part of a report over his shoulder) i only had some cells showing signs of being molar, so i guess because my levels have come down quickly hes happy that their all gone and my body now just needs the 6 months to recover before we try again. Gosh i was so happy tho. I feel like i had a life sentence cut in half! And no more feeling like a pin cushion! yay me!

8 comments:

Carjazi - aka Diane said...

Wonderful photos! Terrific subjects. I really liked the ones of the father holding the baby in the arm with the tatoo showing. Very powerful!
Enjoy your weekend and happy holidays!

Scrapmuch said...

gorgeous photos!! Great composition and lighting!

susan said...

Breathtakingly beautfiul photos! You are very talented!

Monique said...

Those photos are gorgeous, great job! And congrats on your good news, that's amazing... and what a wonderful Christmas gift! Merry Christmas, enjoy the holiday season!

JanMary said...

Amazing photos. Congrats on the great news from the hospital too.

HeatherManning said...

Gorgeous gorgeous photos Lani! Seriously though, not coming to your blog no more. You keep making me want to have another one when I get here. I get it out of my system, then I pop in and more pictures of that beautiful baby! LOL

I'm so glad your levels are doing what they are supposed to do! And the life sentence cut in half, thank God!!!! I swear, when you announce it, I'm getting you a baby present and sending it to Australia with love from Iowa!

BHo said...

Great photos!

Helena said...

What beautiful photos!