Monthly Archive: March 2004

Mar 29

Twice as Nice

3-29-04 You know what’s twice as nice as going into remission? Going into remission AGAIN! I got a call from my doctor today. He said he’s had a chance to look at all the latest info, including the scans and the biopsy. All the samples taken in the biopsy showed nothing but muscle tissue, and …

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Mar 22


Image of scanner

March 22nd, 2004. Today was biopsy day for me at Washington Memorial Hospital, where a doctor, some nurses and a few technicians worked together to pull some pieces off Marvin to have a look at the little bugger. It had it’s ups and downs, but overall, I’d prefer not to have to do this very …

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Mar 21

Rituxi-CHOP 4

Cancer Cartoon by Buck Cash

March 21st, 2004. Sorry for the late update, but I’ve been a bit out of it the last few days from the treatments, I guess. Especially the Prednisone. That stuff is just plain no fun at all for me. It doesn’t let me sleep more than a few hours at a time usually, and it …

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Mar 13

PET Detective

Radiation Warning Label Image

March 13th, 2004. Getting a PET Scan was a very interesting experience! By the way, PET stands for Positron Emission Tomography, which I thought was interesting in itself. Delia scheduled my PET Scan for Saturday, March 13th, at noon. The next day, the hospital staff where it was to be done called and asked if …

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Mar 11

The CAT Says…

Image of CAT Scan Detail

March 11th, 2004. Off we go to the doc’s office to find out what the CAT says! Well, that’s what we did yesterday. Now, this is the kind of thing that really tests whether your glass is half full or half empty, as I’ll demonstrate. I had another CAT scan last Friday, March 5th. I’ve …

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Mar 03


March 3rd, 2004. Went to see the doc today for his assessment midway through this chemo regimen (3 down & 3 to go!), and he says it looks like I’m doing pretty good. Blood counts look good, lymph nodes don’t seem to be enlarging, and so on, so we’re feeling pretty confident.