Mar 31, 2017 Latest post:
Feb 21, 2021
Thank you for visiting this site! A little about my journey up until now, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma February 28, 2017 and had my first rounds of chemo ending July 14, 2017. After a Pet scan in August showed that the cancer was still active I had radiation into November, 2017. A PET scan in January, 2018 showed that the original sites of cancer were gone but there were 3 new spots between my lungs. It was determined that I would need salvage chemo treatments until I could have a Stem Cell Transplant at Mayo which I had May 21, 2018.
I have yearly CAT scans to make sure the cancer is in remission. May 31, 2019 Peter, my mom and I went to Mayo for my scan and while we were waiting for the results my mom fell and broke her hip. (The scan was clear) Because of the issues caused by the Covid-19 pandemic my 2020 scan was pushed back to July 1, 2020. My doctor was happy with the results of the CT scan which showed no cancer in my lymph nodes. We chatted and he released me to do my yearly scans with my local oncologist going forward. BUT is we stood to leave he mentioned that they did see a smudge on my right breast and I should schedule a mammogram. I wasn’t concerned because this had happened another time and after an ultra sound they found nothing.
I had a mammogram July27, 2020 and was called the next day to schedule a follow up mammogram and ultra sound on July 30. I was told after the ultra sound that they needed to evaluate what they found with a biopsy on August 3. At the biopsy they took samples of 2 differs masses and told me I would receive a call by Thursday. The next day, August 4, 2020, I got a call from the cancer center with the diagnosis of Invasive Ductal Carcinoma. So I am now on a new journey, I update as much as possible with health updates and prayer requests!
(I have included dates for my benefit so I have a concise reference of my cancer journey)