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...


Dennis Pyritz, RN said...

Congratulations! I noticed that your blog was listed in Top 50 Cancer Sites & Resources by a site Asbestos News, as was my blog Being Cancer and others I am sure you are familiar with. I noticed the site as a referrer on my statistics page so I checked it out. It’s a tribute to our cancer community - keep up the good work.
Take care, Dennis

danaceau said...

Just got linked over here myself. I'm a Hodgkins patient also. Just had Chemo #7 of 12(ABVD). Intrim PET was great but it still feels like a L O N G way to go.