Growing up is hard to do. As a 24 year old, just starting out in the working world, being diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma can be a big blow. Here's my attempt at putting it behind me as smoothly as possible.

29 January, 2006

Back to skiing!

I had a great day at Sunshine Village today. Dave and I headed out and were greeted with free passes and some of the best snow I've skiied in a couple years. Lighting was a little flat and at about 2pm I broke my pole in half, but it was still a great day.

I am feeling much better now after this chemo. It really took it out of me and I didn't even get much work done until Thursday. I think I might start taking a day or two more off of work. Right now I have chemo on Wednesday and then take Thursday and Friday off. I think it's getting quite a bit worse though and that I should take Monday and maybe Tuesday off as well. I didn't even go into work on Tuesday because I felt so crappy this week.

19 January, 2006


Chemo is a good way to kill your high. I'm feeling pretty crappy again, but I'm now 3/4 done! I can't tell yet whether it is easier or harder to continue with treatments once you know that the cancer is gone. On the one hand you know it's working and doing it's job, but on the other it seems pointless. Almost done I guess....

17 January, 2006

Cancer Free!!!!!

Got the results of my PET scan back today and I am officially cancer free! As they put it they "detected no metabolic activity"! It's kind of crappy that I still have to return for 4 more treatments, but I'm on top of the world still.

10 January, 2006

PET Scan #2

Well, I've now finished two-thirds of my chemo and this morning I had my second PET scan. They try to get rid of all of the cancer by the two-thirds point so this mornings test will tell us if it has worked. I'm pretty nervous about it, have been for a couple weeks now. If there is still cancer remaining I think that's a pretty bad sign. I don't think I'll get the results until my normal appointment next Tuesday though. It's going to be a long wait!