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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

Posted in Treatment

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

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