Tag Archives: CT Scan

Good news on cancer and eyes

I have failed miserably at keeping ‘the cancer blog’ updated – and that’s a good thing, I suppose. I have now been “clean” since my April autologous stem cell transplant. I had a PET scan in June and a CT … Continue reading

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Can too much good news be a bad thing?

So far I’ve managed to survive a week of intense chemotherapy, eight days in the hospital with a dangerous blood infection, and all the assorted side effects that come with cancer treatment. My response to treatment has been very good … Continue reading

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Paradox of Good Wishes & Reality

On April 25, my very first post to this summer journal and blog, I started with these words: “I don’t like it when friends, family say “I’m sorry.” “I have cancer. “There are three words no one ever expects to … Continue reading

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Great News Followed by Worst Evening

I could quit with the headline because that’s pretty accurate. After my fifth (and second treatment on two-week rotation), I had big up and then down. The “official” CAT scan report, comparing to the one I had prior to first … Continue reading

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A Few Minutes in the Microwave, Please!

I wrote Monday about the Chemo roller coaster of the unexpected and late this week I’ve been flying down one of Chemo’s biggest drops. Okay, bad analogy but I started it Monday and it kind of works. I felt pretty … Continue reading

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If I’m Going to be Honest – Yesterday Sucked

I guess I was due. I wrote yesterday about a rough Friday night, but that was nothing compared to the day-long yuck of Saturday. A dark cloud of stomach issues, headache, and dreaded nausea hung over an otherwise gorgeous May … Continue reading

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Chemotherapy – Waiting for The Bomb To Go Off

So far, okay. Probably the most feared word after hearing ‘cancer’ is the word ‘chemotherapy.’ That certainly had me more anxious (see photo above) than when I heard I had lymphoma. I’m just 24 hours removed from my six-hour treatment Thursday. And, … Continue reading

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