Thursday, October 20, 2011

My 8th news is good news!

There is no news to report...this was like every other treatment. Blood work, met with the Dr, he told me my numbers are great and off to the chemo room i went, took a little 3 hour nap and went home to sleep off the rest of the benedryl.

The next day i had a bright idea of having a garage sale...about 20 minutes into it i started to feel really off, so i went to go lay down leaving Ted, my Mom and Lorie to manage the garage sale. I slept the entire day and when i woke up in the evening i had almost a 103 degree fever. I called the Dr on call and he told me to try to get it down at home and if it didn't go down then i should head to the nearest urgent care...but low and behold, the fever broke and I went back to bed to sleep the rest of it off.

Sunday was like all the other, i woke up in pain but tried to suck it up and get on with my day. I succeeded...I went from my bed to the was the best move to make, hahahaha!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Results...

Let me start off by saying...YIPPEE!!!

Ok, now that I have that out of the way let me explain. Dr. Parikh came in and I asked him, "so am I going in Medical Journals for being the fastest cured Hodgkin Lymphoma patient?" he smiled and even laughed a little bit. He is starting to get me, my humor and's about time! He pulled up my chart on the computer and looked it over and told me that there is one more barely visible active lymph node on my left jugular chain. that's it, ONE!!! All four tumors are gone and all the active lymph nodes in my abdomen are done. This is very exciting...let me say it again, YIPPEE!!! Chemo is working, I AM beating this! I was informed that at the end of treatments I would have to wait 4 weeks before I could get another PET scan.

I went back to the chemo room and sat in the chair and the tears just started flowing. The nurse came over and hugged me with a very concerned look on her face and I told her, no these were tears of joy, all my tumors are gone and I only have one active lymph node left and she hugged me a little tighter. when she released me she had tears in her eyes. She started my IV and calmed down and took my wonderful 3 hour nap.

7 down, 5 to go...

Half way there!!!

My 6th round of chemo was like all the others, get there-check in-have my blood drawn-see the dr-go to the chemo room and get ready for my 3 hr nap :) but...what i was really anxcious for was my PET Scan. This was going to tell me that I AM beating stupid Hodgepodge's butt (that's what my friend, Barbara calls it). The Dr said I woul have to wait till the end of next week to have it done and then I would have the results by my next appt.

I went to Desert Radiology, got my valium, sat in the comfy chair and went in for my scan. I tried to get the tech to tell me but no luck, he wouldn't talk. Afterward Ted and I met Lorie for breakfast. Now I wait...