Thursday, February 28, 2013

(Mostly) Good News!

Wow, has it really been a month since the last update?  Sorry about that.  Long story short, chemo has been taking a tougher toll on me and I haven't really felt like talking about it too much. Fatigue lasts longer and is more extreme and this heart arrhythmia has really been bothering me.  That's the bad news.

The great news is that I had my 2-month PET scan yesterday and the results are outstanding. The lymphoma is almost completely gone except for one little bit in a node in my neck which will probably be gone next week. That means only two more months of chemo instead of four. I am extremely thankful for this because even though this is considered a "mild" form of chemo, it still SUCKS.

It's still going to be a long two months but it's no four months. Looking forward to getting back in shape for the summer.

Hair has slowly been coming out the past couple of weeks but still hanging in there. No bald monkee pics to share yet.


  1. Did you know that 20 years ago tonight Mario returned to play against the Flyers after completing his last round of chemotherapy earlier in the day. On that night, he not only beat the Flyers, he also beat Hodgkins. Not a bad night - 3/2/93.

  2. Well it's been 2 months since I started treatment and I could have played last night, but it would have been ugly. Can't imagine coming back and immediately trying to keep up with the NHL pace. This was the first week that I've had to skip out completely on playing hockey. I'll still hit every other week as long as I can though.

  3. Congrats again on the great PET scan results. Your hair is still looking good, but the offer to shave my head with you still stands.

  4. Chemo suuuuucks. BUT. PET scan OMG awesome news. Thank FSM.