I have some very exciting news to share … As of my last PET scan, my cancerous tumor is gone! Finally! My cancer is in remission! Last Thursday was also my last treatment of chemotherapy. Even though I’m thankful the infusions got rid of my cancer, I am SO glad for that whole process to finally be over! From here on out it’s going to be CT scans every 6 months for the next 5 years. As you can bet, I’ll have my fingers and toes crossed every single time that I get nothing but good news. Cancer Really is a Silent Killer: Throughout this whole experience cancer has been a very mysterious thing. It sneaks in on you when you least expect it and then does nothing but completely consumes your life once you discover … [Read more...] about Cancer Update – The Battle is Won!
I just wanted to give everyone another quick update on my fight with cancer. Things have been going fairly well so far, although I’m starting to feel more of the cumulative effects of chemo. This past week was somewhat of a milestone for me – I’m officially halfway through my treatments! Within the next few weeks I’m scheduled for a PET scan where they will be able to tell just how much my tumor has shrunk. Our fingers are crossed for some good news! Aside from the actual treatments themselves, I can tell you this – in the days of post-recovery after chemo, you get a lot of time to think and reflect on what’s going on. I’ve determined that having cancer is like being a part of a club or group you were never asked to join and … [Read more...] about 14 Week Cancer Update and My Thoughts on Dying
I wanted to give everyone a quick update on my health and how things are going. In case you didn’t know, I found out in January that I have cancer – specifically Type II Hodgkin's Lymphoma. As you can probably guess that came as a HUGE shock to me to because I’m an otherwise pretty young, healthy guy. However, as I’ve learned, cancer doesn’t discriminate its victims. And so now this is just simply something I have to deal with and put behind me without hesitation. Since when I first broke the news to you my dear readers, I’ve received my official regimen of treatments: No radiation and 12 rounds of chemo. Believe it or not I was actually delighted when I first heard this because everything I’ve read so far suggested that … [Read more...] about My Cancer Update – 8 Weeks Later