Is everybbody ready for this shocker?
My PET scan showed NO SIGNS of lymphoma!
This means I've officially gone two full months without a reoccurrence of my cancer, and will hopefully be going many, many more.
I don't think I've gone this long cancerfree since 2006 or 2007.
This is a triumph worth celebrating, and I am with a trip to Heather's house.
X and J voted a while ago that it was time to ditch the short hair for some long locks.
J was especially adamant that this had to happen to signify the end of an era.
I think I'll go buy a hair brush and pretty head bands to control my mop of thick black hair.
Of course, with my success there is a price to pay.
My life is just one double edged sword.
My lungs show several areas similar to how the abscess that almost killed me presented.
Even worse, with my 60,30,60 mg ms contin regimen I can still feel where these infiltrates may be.
Trying to breath, cough, yawn, or talk with an abscess was more painful than natural child birth.
I know. I can compare the two.
With the length of my treatment I will likely always suffer side effects.
I have the option of taking prednisone, but this will kill the graft vs. host disease that is likely keeping me in remission.
We'll just keep praying that my lungs continue to heal.
Now that I'm not going to dedicate day in and day out to fighting cancer I can actually move on to other things. . . . like combating the long term damage.
I hope everyone will understand that a negative PET scan is not a magic wand that undoes all I have gone through in the past four years, but hopefully it marks a new beginning.