I got a call from my doc today.
The very, very good PET scan I had on Monday showed decreased hyper metabolic areas everywhere when compared to previous examinations.
I still have a tumor at the aortic bifurcation, but it is in an area safe enough to discuss cutting back my chemo therapy.
Originally when I decided to treat my cancer as chronic I'd envisioned periods of rest, with NO CHEMO.
This isn't the same vision my doc had.
The options we're now discussing are between a half dose of velbam every two weeks or every month.
When I was on the phone, I was ambivalent.
Now, I'm pretty confident I'm up for the once a month dose.
I've slept all morning, every morning, since monday.
I don't want to have to do that every other weeks.
Luckily I have been able to enjoy my evening.
Thank God for small favors.
Baldies' Blog began originally in the UK by a 26 year old journalist with a blood cancer on a mission to inform the world about bone marrow donation.
He has since died, and I took on the cause of making cancer care more transparent for everybody.
Cancer is a disease that will touch everybody through diagnosis or affiliation: 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed and 1 in 3 woman will hear those words, "You Have Cancer."
I invite you to read how I feel along my journey and
how I am continuing to live a full life alongside my Hodgkin's lymphoma, with me controlling my cancer, not my cancer controlling me.
I hope that "Baldies' Blog" will prepare you to handle whatever life sends you, but especially if it's the message, "You Have Cancer."