Monday, June 22, 2009

hello, strangers

Just a quick hello to random passers-by. I know this blog has been linked on several cancer blog lists and that I'm getting some traffic that way.

The quick-and-dirty recap: I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in May, 2007. I had 6 months of ABVD chemo and a month of radiation. I was in remission by my 4th chemo treatment (though I had all 12 treatments anyway...). I'm approaching the two-year anniversary of my first negative PET scan (late July), though the doc started counting from my last chemo treatment (late November). I am healthy, feeling good, eating well, exercising regularly, loving life!

I had a PICC line which was a godsend for me and my little veins. I had a blood clot in one arm for a while.

I am very open to talking about what all went on, and have received messages from several random strangers asking for advice.

Regardless of why you're here or how long you stay, enjoy :) Fortunately, I don't have occasion to post too frequently now-a-days...

Sunday, June 21, 2009

survivor's celebration

Saturday is Banner Desert's Cancer Survivor Celebration. I am always somewhat iffy about going to these things, especially as I get farther out, but hey — an afternoon to celebrate survivorship! And there will be ice cream :) Hopefully some people I know will be there. We'll see...

Otherwise, I've been in good health, working out hard, training for another triathlon in the fall ... Life is good. Living well is the best revenge!