Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Glass Half Full

Well, pretty much immediately after my last post I did some tummy-sick-ups as a result of the constipation; one little sick-up that night and then another the next morning. I also did one today as well. I think the pumpkin don't work. Bugger. We are still going to keep it in my diet though, and we are going to try the Prepulsid tablets now. Maybe with the pumpkin AND the prepulsids we can get things moving a bit better...or maybe I am just destined to have poop problems forever!

On the plus side...I have been in remission for a year now!!! I am not sure of the exact date but it was mid-April last year, halfway through my 26 week Madison-Wisconsin chemo treatment, when we first heard Ben Vet say that I appeared to be in clinical remission! I am now 16 months past initial diagnosis, which isn't bad really when you consider the median survival figure that we were quoted of 6-9 months. I know I am exceeding all expectations, Ben Vet is honest enough to be frank and clear with us about that, but I hope I carry on exceeding expectations for a while longer! Thank you Ben Vet, Caroline Vet and the Nurses for all that you have done, and do, for me.

Me and Castle are teleporting over to Karl's place to help him celebrate his Blogoversary, we think it will be a fitting place to celebrate my year in remission cos all our Blog friends will be there too. See you by the nip fountain!

I'll leave you with these pictures of me and Castle enjoying the sunshine this morning...the last picture is a rare one of me absolutely fast asleep, completely sparko. I usually hear when people try to creep up on me but on this occasion I didn't, I bet I was dreaming about chicken...i am almost smiling in my sleep! Meowmie likes to kiss my cheek just where the dark brown fur turns light brown.



15 comments:

Daisy said...

Storm, I am so happy that you are exceeding all expectations, and I hope you continue to do so for many more years. Those photos of you and Castle dozing in the sun are so sweet and peaceful.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Storm, I always get so excited at your milestones! That is wonderful. I am glad that I will get to visit with you at Karl's (assuming the bash doesn't get too out of hand).

Tara said...

I think Karl's party is a great way to celebrate! I'm so glad you are so exceptional, see you at the Party!

Tara

The Cat Realm said...

We are so honored that you will celebrate your one year remission with us!!!! And we too hope that you will exceed expectations for many more years!!!!
The Party is on now, so drop by anytime.
Karl

Princess said...

Dear Stormiekins. I am especially glad that you are in remission. That makes my day!
I am sorry that your tummy and pipes are being obstinate and annoying!
I think the prepulsid will work like a charm!
Kepp happy. It works!
Love always to you and Castlepoospants
Prinnie <3

Isis said...

You really should try a little yoghurt or similar as it pretty much always works on loosening things up down there! Then again I love yoghurt and will willingly scoff it, but some cats won't. If your Mummy likes it why not try licking the lid of her yoghurt pot? It's a good place to start and a tried and tested way of keeping a breeding queen from getting constipation towards the end of each pregnancy! :) There are a number of other things that work too, get your Mummy to e-mail mine via my breeder website (there's a link on my bloggy) and they can talk about such things in private. After all a ladycat has to have her privacy! :)

Isis said...

You really should try a little yoghurt or similar as it pretty much always works on loosening things up down there! Then again I love yoghurt and will willingly scoff it, but some cats won't. If your Mummy likes it why not try licking the lid of her yoghurt pot? It's a good place to start and a tried and tested way of keeping a breeding queen from getting constipation towards the end of each pregnancy! :) There are a number of other things that work too, get your Mummy to e-mail mine via my breeder website (there's a link on my bloggy) and they can talk about such things in private. After all a ladycat has to have her privacy! :)

The Furry Kids said...

I'm sorry that your 'tocks are still giving you problems. I hope the medicine works for you.
I'm so happy to hear that you are exceeding expectations and hope you do so for a long, long time!

You and Castle look very, very cute in those pictures. Momma agrees with your mom that the best smooch spots are where the furs change colors.

Love,
Tazo

Poppy Q said...

Stormy you looks lovely lying with Castle in the sunbeams. I hope you do well for a long long time, and the blocked up tummy stops causing problems.

Poppy Q

Parker said...

Storm, I have to admit that Mommy gasped a little when she looked at your sleeping photo. She thought that was the prettiest thing she had seen today. Even prettier than me!
I give you my congratulations, that does not happen often in my home!
Smooches AND I am SO HAPPY that you are in remission!

snowforest said...

How wonderful you haven't had a relapse since such a long time ~ you look totally cute and relaxed in the last piktur!
Purrs from the SnowForest family :)

Sunny's Mommy said...

That is the greatest anniversary ever to celebrate! I'm so very happy for you! You and Castle are absolutely gorgeous in these photos :-)

I hope Prepulsid, in addition to pumpkin, gets everything going for you. I know sick ups and that other thing are no fun for you.

The Cat Realm said...

Thank you so much for coming to our blogoversary party and celebrate with us! It wouldn't have been as much fun without you - and we hope you had a great time too and not too much of a hang-over, hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!
Karl

Tiger Lily said...

We are so happy for you to reach another milestone. Congratulations! We love your pictures.

It is hard to have what Mom calls digestive difficulties. We know 'cuz she still has them 10 years after her radiation and chemo. She said to encourage you that there will be good days in there and to enjoy them. She said you get used to the cycles and they get easier to deal with. We hope yours get better much faster than hers did!

prrrrrrrrrrrrrrs and gentle tail wags from your friends,
Jemima, Zeke, Sushi, Tiger Lily and Ruckus

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're pleased for you. Your mom must be happy about you exceeding the vet's expectations.

We're glad you were able to attend Karl's party. That was a blast. We should be recovered in a day or two.