I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma on May 12, 2010 and began twelve bi-weekly chemotherapy treatments on May 13th. I am currently 3/4 of the way through chemo; this Thursday will be my ninth treatment. I had a CT Scan about a month ago which revealed that the medio-stynum mass has shrunk to a very small mass which could likely be scar tissue. I will finish chemo on October 21st and then about 6 weeks later have a PetScan to determine if there is any cancerous activity. If there is, I will undergo radiation. The mass in my left breast which was originally thought to be cancerous and then determined to be "atypical cells" is also reduced in size. About 6 weeks after I finish chemo, I will have an MRI to determine the status of that mass and how to proceed.
In the meantime, I've had a busy summer trying to juggle parenting four kids and cancer and life. We are blessed to be able to continue homeschooling this fall. We just returned from the best. fieldtrip. ever. to Yellowstone and parts out west. It was an amazing experience despite having to deal with side effects from chemotherapy.
I started a Caring Bridge site to keep friends and family updated. I invite you to come visit. You can read the journal entries I've posted this summer to get caught up a little more. I do hope to begin blogging again. I need to finish my cancer journey story for my own sake, and it would be fun to blog about our Yellowstone trip (I tried to keep a real journal and that just didn't happen.). Though I've been mostly uninspired lately, there are still times when I'm struck with the urge to blog. I just struggle to do anything consistently anymore.
Thank you for your continued prayers. God has been so faithful throughout this journey. I am so thankful for the grace and compassion He has shown me in the midst of this trial.
Grace and Peace,