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Jun 06

D-Day

D-Day, the 6th of June, 2002.

Eight months ago, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma nearly killed me. Today, I got the word from my doctor that the Lymphoma is in REMISSION. WOW!!! Now that’s great news!

He reminded me that “remission” does not mean “cure”, and I told him that I’m well aware of the implications, but that it’s a great word anyway and I’m really glad to hear it!

My next NHL checkup isn’t for 2 months, on August 1st. Between now and then, I’m still on the Warfarin (Coumadin) for the blood clot in my leg and will need a blood draw every week to monitor it. But that should be clear as well in 2 months. With a little luck on my side, all I’ll have to do after that is get a checkup every few months, and hope the NHL doesn’t rear it’s ugly head for a loooooooooooooooong time!

There’s not a lot more I can say right now. Thanks to all of you for your support and comforting thoughts and messages over these past months. Your words of encouragement have meant a lot to me, and still do. I couldn’t have done it without you.

Well, back to my cartooning… 😀