Kimberly Johnson | CaringBridge

Kimberly Johnson Kimberly

First post: Apr 24, 2018 Latest post: May 9, 2018
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In February, I wasn't feeling sick, but one of my lymph nodes was inflamed and my fibro was acting all crazy.  I thought maybe I would come down w/something since most of my team was passing around strep & a viral infection.  Luckily, or unluckily, I didn't get that.... but my lymph node was not decreasing in size.  I didn't know what was going on.  Early March, I had a day at home and I went to the Dr. to see if they had any advice.  Since I work in healthcare, and work w/Doctors a lot, I could tell by his face & body language that he was nervous for me.  He recommended a CT.  After he had a consult with an ENT, they both recommended that I have a ultrasound guided biopsy.  That's when I knew that it was getting more serious.

I had the biopsy on a Thursday morning.  They said results take a few days, so I wouldn't hear back until Monday & if I hadn't heard back by Monday afternoon, to give them a call.  I didn't have to.  The Doctor called me bright and early Monday morning.  He said I had lymphoma. Then he said that someone would call me and set up an appointment with the oncologist to talk about treatment.  I saw the oncologist on Tuesday.  They said I should start treatment immediately. 

This was a few weeks ago on April 3rd, 2018.  My client in San Diego was going live with 2 hospitals on April 7th.  This "cancer thing" would have to wait. 

I will try and journal as go through treatment.  Do not feel obligated to read it, I just thought that it was a good idea since I am not always the best at being able to respond to everyone already.


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