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Cancer is hilarious

From time to time, I look to see what search terms are used to find my blog. Far and away the most common are questions surrounding the bone marrow biopsy, which also happens to be one of my most read

Posted in Treatment

False Alarm…

Turns out that “good” PET scan does not mean “clean” PET scan. My brain heard what it wanted to hear and parsed a completely different meaning to a very carefully worded sentence. At my follow up appointment today I found

Posted in Personal Stuff, Survivorship, Treatment

The end?

And so it was over. My last chemo was on Friday. I walked in knowing there was a possibility to be the end but I was sure they were going to have me go until October. I did not mentally

Posted in Personal Stuff, Treatment

Shingles? Nerve Damage? Let’s just got with major ouch.

Last week I noticed that my right hip was a bit more numb that usual. As one of my more strange chemo side effects, my hip and outer thigh has been numb on and off for the past 4 months.

Posted in Personal Stuff, Treatment

5 more months..

I met with my oncologist for the first time in about a month and a half today before chemo. Normally I see my nurse practitioner who is great, but I should probably see my onc, the chief of oncology, every

Posted in Treatment

What do chemo weekends feel like?

There are all kinds of misconceptions about what you feel like after a treatment. I can only speak for my specific treatment (ABVD) and the way that my body handles it, however, I do think there are some universals in

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Mid-Treatment PET Scan

I had a PET scan on Tuesday and have been waiting on pins and needles for the results. Today was chemo day so I drove myself down to the hospital after spending the night at the Noug’s place (which has

Posted in Personal Stuff, Treatment

1/3 Done!

I had my 4th chemo today, which marks the end of my 2nd cycle (each cycle is a month long) with my blood counts still good and hair still intact. After a bit of a freak out in the doctor’s

Posted in Treatment

Hair is Gone! And everything else I haven’t updated on lately

I haven’t forgotten about blogging! I’ve felt more tired lately (the beginnings of chemo fatigue?) and haven’t been in a blogging mood. I do have some good news! My blood work is so good that I don’t need to go

Posted in Personal Stuff, Treatment

Chemo #2

Chemo #2 was on Friday and it went by much faster than the first. Saw Dr. O who noted that my largest tumor (aka my 3rd boob growing in my armpit) had shrunk dramatically and that the supraclavical node that

Posted in Personal Stuff, Treatment

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