On Monday, I had a colonoscopy, some more scans, another blood panel, and a bone marrow aspiration. I'd never had a BMA before and was pleasantly surprised that it was less of an ordeal than most people make it out to be and I conclude that I'd rather have one of those than a teeth cleaning.
They said I'd maybe hear back that afternoon or the next day, and I didn't. Then they called me at 7 am this morning (seriously?) to tell me the results. My Mama texted me the day of the tests to wish me well...at 5 am. Remind me to put my phone on silent tomorrow, will ya?
Anyway, turns out, there is no Aspergillus in my blood. Let me repeat that. There is NO Aspergillus IN MY BLOOD. One more time for effect: THERE IS NO ASPERGILLUS IN MY BLOOD!
There is also not any Aspergillus in my GI tract or my lungs, which I kind of suspected, since I hardly ever throw up or poo for hours anymore and I've been exercising without coughing up an octopus. And my white blood count is normal, which doesn't explain why I got the flu, but you can't win them all. And my intestinal flora is replenished, which again goes back to no rapid exits from either end.
There is still Aspergillus in my marrow, but it didn't actively show up anywhere else. We weren't really sure it would happen so soon, but the plan for the past two years has been to make my Aspergillosis go dormant. It looks like it is actually happening and I'll be able to continue my treatment as it is right now.
My life is INSANELY busy this week, so I don't have proper time to write about how I feel about this, or really even think about how I feel about this, so I'll have to revisit it soon, however, I will end with this: HOLY FUCKING SHIT!
"We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us." -Charles Bukowski