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2 days of bad news

Yesterday and today have been tough. Last night I waited forever in the waiting room to meet with my oncologist. He examined me and took me back to his office to talk about staging. I am either Stage 3a or

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Last of my testing…

Today marked the last of my diagnostic testing, though they were less diagnostic tools and more to have baselines. I had an EKG, an echocardiogram, and a pulmonary function test. The EKG is simple- plug up a bunch of stickers

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How I became one in 25,000

On January 9, 2011, I noticed my armpit was swollen when I went to put on deodorant in the morning. It had not been that way the night before which alarmed me, but I assumed it was due to a

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And on to the tests..

My hospital has wifi. This = love. Instead of my normal routine of waiting, waiting, waiting, getting stuck with needles, waiting, talking to doctors, waiting, more waiting, waiting, waiting, and on, I can be productive. I have sent out a

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The Good Hodgkin’s

Before January 13th, I had not thought much about cancer. Aside from diabetes, high blood pressure, and a few other relatively minor conditions, my family was quite healthy. The only cancer in my family were two great aunts so it

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