Tuesday, March 25, 2008

my first day-working back again

Yesterday was my first day back to work after almost 7 months I was away. It was a great time meeting with all the people that I used to work with. Everyone also excited apart from being a bit surprised from the feature changes that I had now. My lack of hair, tanned skin ( I am not as fair and white as before- the effect of Glivec) from the effect of chemotherapy has made some of my colleague couldn't recognized on the first look.
But I am glad that they all as warm and kind and looking forward to see me more like I used to be. For the time being, as been reminded by my physician, to take it easy for the first 3 months, to limit the contact with patients. So I just hang around in the office and the most I went to the operating theatre just to say hello to the staff.
By the way, I am still coughing away from throat infection since a week ago and it seems a bit slow to recover. Hope it is not serious....

Monday, March 17, 2008

after 6 months

It has been 6 months now from my transplant day. I remembered one transplant survivor told me, time flies faster than you think when everything started to become 'normal' around us.
For now, I still visit the hospital for follow up. The wound on my chest has further shrunk in size. I positively think that this wound problem will finally over, and completely heal in another month or so.
Last weekend, me and my family went back to our hometown, the last trip that we had was 8 months ago. We spent the whole period of school holiday at both my mom and in-laws house. It was a great time for me. I managed to visit my friends also.
Starting back to work? Yes, I am going back to hospital (as a doctor) next week. Anyway, its going to be an 'office' job first, as assured by my boss, at least for a couple of weeks, when I completely stop taking immunesuppresive medicine.
The last 6 months had given me a colourful experience, eventhough not as tough as other patient. I had encountered many people and also spend a lot of times and in many ways, I hope, will help me to be more patience.