Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Well, I just got the results from CT scan. A few of my lymph nodes have come back swollen. The doctor doesn't know if it's cancerous or not yet, so I have to get a PET scan next week. So, it may be back. If it is, the LiveStrong ride for me may be out of the picture, for this year at least. We'll see though. If it is cancerous though, the treatment probably won't be as bad as it was before. It just depends. I'll give another update as soon as I get the results from the PET scan. So, keep me in your prayers.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Six Month Checkup

Not much going on here. Just working like crazy. I'm getting on average 16 hours of overtime each week, which sounds nice, but it's burning me out quick. I haven't had time to do much of anything else, but hopefully that will change soon. Other than that, I had my six month checkup CT scan yesterday. I've been seriously stressed about that. I just can't shake the feeling that the cancer may have come back, either as Hodgkin's, or something completely different. I know I shouldn't worry about it so much, but I just can't get it out of my mind. What if it has come back? I feel fine, but then I felt fine when I was diagnosed the first time. So, who knows. I'm just trying to prepare myself for the worst, and hope for the best. I should know the results sometime next week. If it's not good, I'll know really soon, like monday or tuesday. So, if you would, please send up a prayer for me. I could use it.

Other than that, nothing else is going on. I don't get much time to ride my bike, but I'm trying. For the next 3 or 4 weeks, I'll be working day shifts at the base, so hopefully that will help out to give me time to ride. Lord knows I need to. But again, we will be doing a lot of overtime for June. I think it will be easier to ride then, as I won't be so tired from working these midnight shifts. As far as the LiveStrong challenge, I've set out some information pamphlets at the bike store, so hopefully a few people will want to donate. I still haven't received any more donations, other than the one from Keith. But I have until October, so I'm not worried about it. I look forward to going to the challenge. That will be a fun time, I think.