Cancer number THREE: Papillare carcinoma in the left side of my thyroid. WTF! Just when I thought the world great and God was smiling on me, I get slapped in the neck with this crap. I was hoping – really hoping – that the biopsy would be the worst of this, but …. WHAT […]
Well, now. Where to start. Where we left off? Yes. That sounds about right. I apologize for taking so long – I am like that weird uncle that keeps everyone guessing. 😀 The last four months have been insane. My final dose of chemo (actually Rituxan) was on December 6, 2016. Body felt the same […]
Wow. It really HAS been over six since my last blog post. There have been some amazing moments since my last blog on September 1. Some sad, most beautiful. Most of you know most of it, some of you do not and some I have forgotten due to what I will attribute to Chemo […]
And a GREAT way to start the month of September! The doctor called with my PET and CT scan results – all four areas where there was lymphatic cancer have decreased in numbers (size) and the lung nodule (which has also decreased in size) is probably caused by inflammation – not cancer related. Great […]
A bit nervous this week. I am scheduled for my mid-treatment PET and CT scans tomorrow.
Today’s Rituxan and Bendamustine treatments went smoothly – without any problems. We were out of Penn Medicine at Radnor by 3pm. Record Time. What I wanted to post on today’s blog was what’s been happening to me physically and a bit mentally in the past four weeks since my last treatment. Three days after […]
In my previous blog posts, I mentioned the names of the drugs that I was being administered, but never explained their purpose. Today’s post is a short bio-chemistry lesson folks, and since we don’t have direct access to Father Ferrence at Bonner, Wikipedia references will have to do. We’ll call this Bio-Chemistry 101. Rituxan: Rituxan […]