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Welcome to our CaringBridge site. We created the site in order to have an efficient way to update friends and family on Lexy's progress.


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To be honest, we are still in shock from what transpired on Friday. Lexy has been having chest pains for the past 10 days. It seemed muscular so we didn't worry too much about it. The pain became worse, so on Friday night we went to the Meriter ER. The news the doctor delivered to us at 11:00 PM at night was, to say the least, shocking. Lexy has a 5 by 6 by 7 cm mass in her chest. The mass is located in the mediastinum. So, the good news is it is not lung cancer. The most likely scenario is that Lexy has a cancer called lymphoma. There are many different forms of lymphoma. At this point, the doctors are leaning towards Hodgkins lymphoma, which is extremely treatable. Lexy will have a biopsy on Monday morning. The biopsy will confirm the diagnosis and determine the type of lymphoma.

We are anxious, scared, but hopeful. We both feel fortunate that we are well connected at the UW, which means we have mobolized a number of resources.

Please keep us in your thoughts.

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Adam Vrotsos posted a new journal entry.

Hi everyone!!  Just a quick note to let you know my scans were clear!  Blood work was great!  I will write more soon.  Russ is taking me out to celebrate!!xoxoLexy Read more

Jennifer & Terry Hoeppner signed Lexy's Guestbook.

Hi Lexi....we think of you so often and keep you in our prayers.Kelly & Jen Read more

Jennifer & Terry Hoeppner signed Lexy's Guestbook.

Hey Lexi, thinking about you!  Kelly & Jen Hoeppner =) Read more

Adam Vrotsos posted a new journal entry.

Hi everyone!!  Just a quick note to let you know my scans were clear!  Blood work was great!  I will write more soon.  Russ is taking me out to celebrate!!xoxoLexy Read more

Adam Vrotsos posted a new journal entry.

Hi everyone.....  just wanted to let you know that I have a scan tomorrow morning.  Lots of barium - then a CT scan - then to see Dr. Kahl, my oncologist in the ... Read more

Adam Vrotsos posted a new journal entry.

SCAN IS CLEAR!!!!!!  So, I bought myself a new purse..... seems reasonable, right?!  thanks for all the good thoughts!Love,Lexy  Read more

Adam Vrotsos posted a new journal entry.

This time of the year gives us all a special time to reflect on the past year and to look to the new year....  and, wow, that can be a lot!  We are thankful here at the ... Read more

Adam Vrotsos posted a new journal entry.

It's my 36th birthday today....  I was lucky enough to spend the day with Griffin.  He went with me this morning to get my chai latte! :)  Overall, I continue to feel ... Read more

Adam Vrotsos posted a new journal entry.

All good news today!!!  Labs look great!  I am feeling great!  No lymph nodes that he could feel!  My favorite chemo nurse roomed me today too!   Follow up in 3 ... Read more

Adam Vrotsos posted a new journal entry.

Hi everyone......  Tomorrow I will have my 3 month follow up appointment with Dr. Brad Kahl.  I have labs at 11 and my appointment is at noon.  No scans tomorrow, so I ... Read more

Adam Vrotsos posted a new journal entry.

SEPTEMBER IS LEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA AWARENESS MONTH!!!13 months and 6 days later, here I am.  Wow, does it feel like a L...O...N...G time!  I am happy to report that I am ... Read more

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