Saturday, March 04, 2017

13 Months with Cancer!

Hello everyone!  Merlin here!  It has now been 13 months since I was diagnosed with large cell lymphoma of the GI tract and spleen, and giving 1 to 3 months to live.  It has now been 13 months, and while I'm starting to slow down, I'm still doing well!

Of course, we are celebrating with a digital scrapbook page, and joining Athena's Caturday Art Blog Hop.

Made with The Bright Side of Life by Little Feet Digital Designs and Dagi's Temp-tations

It was on February 4th, 2016, that we received the news that I had large cell lymphoma, the more aggressive form of lymphoma.  At the time, we never imagined that I would still be here, 13 months later, enjoying life and meeting my new baby sister.

I'm still doing well.  I'm starting to slow down a bit, whether from the cancer, the steroids, or the weight gain due to the steroids, but the steroids are keeping me alive, so we aren't about to stop them at this point.  I'm back to having some mucus or blood in my stool a couple of times a week, but that's all. It doesn't seem to bug me, although my dad gets a bit annoyed when I wipe my bum on the floor.

Thank you all for your purrs, prayers, positive thoughts, and kindness.  Your support means so much to me.  However much longer I have, I am just treasuring every moment with my family.

Thank you.

24 comments

Punapippuri said...

Dad is not really annoyed - everyone is so grateful you are here after all! Well done, Sir Merlin - you are a Mighty Wizard indeed and we have paws crossed all will continue to be well with you for a very long while to come. Miraculous, and wonderful.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

Merlin, we too are delighted to be celebrating this wonderful milestone. When you returned to blogging last year, we were happy to rediscover such good friends but sad at the thought of losing you so soon. It has been a joy to follow all your adventures since then, and we are so happy that you are still with us. Chloe is a very lucky girl to have the advice of such a wise and magical big brother.

Purrs,
The Chans (and Tommy)

Brian said...

Hooray Merlin! We will all do 13 happy dances to help you celebrate!

The Swiss Cats said...

Yay ! We are so happy to celebrate this amazing milestone with you ! Purrs

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Merlin you are an inspiration and we love that you're such a fighter!
What great artwork you've shown to us today.
Happy CAturday

The Florida Furkids said...

We're so happy for you and for your family! This is REALLY something to celebrate!

The Florida Furkids

The Menagerie Mom said...

Cheers to our hero Merlin! We are so glad to hear of your continued health. We'll of course keep up the purrs and prayers!

Marie Symeou said...

We are so happy that you continue to do well, Merlin.

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

You have proven that you can not always believe the doctors predictions!

Flynn said...

I am very happy that you continue to do well, Merlin.

The Island Cats said...

Merlin, we're so happy you are still doing well after these 13 months.

Just Ducky said...

Woohoo for 13 months.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Keep fighting, sweetheart. You are one amazing little guy.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I pray for you every day sweet boy. XO

Marg said...

That is such good news. Wow, we sure are happy for you. You all take care.

Cathy Keisha said...

Merlin, I am so happy that you're still with us and your daddy came home and now you have a baby sister. Don't stop now!

Sabina Ayne said...

We are celebrating with you!!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Every day is a good day. Purr, Love, Eat!

Poppy Q said...

Good on you Merlin. We are glad that you have been given extra time to share with your loved ones.

Caren Gittleman said...

YAY!! YAY!!! YAY!!! Keep on keepin' on!! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Congratulations, Merlin! Way to show cancer what for!

Little Binky and Granny said...

You are a very strong kittycat, Merlin. Concatulations and extra 13 Pawkisses for the occasion 😊❤

Pretinha said...

Fico muito contente por vocĂȘ, Merlin!
Aproveite cada momento com tua famĂ­lia, isso Ă© o melhor da vida.
CafunĂ©s para vocĂȘ, menino bonito!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

eye noe this commint haz nothin ta due with this post
but eye wanted ta say thanx 777 bazillion timez for
yur kindnezz two me & me familee last week
sorree for de copee N paste type for mat…….lovez all wayz
boomer ♥