Category Archives: Living with Cancer

2013 : Cancer Strikes Back!

Well I finally got the answer to the question I posed in my blog entry last October. It was not quite what I was hoping for. While statistical models predict a 4 year survival horizon in 80% of cases with cancers like … Continue reading

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Chemo Hair

Now that my 8 rounds of “CHOP (*) therapy” are behind me, I am close to the two-month milestone of  a chemo-free life and being almost medication-free. I would like to think that I am also “cancer free” but that will … Continue reading

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Are we there yet?

Version française In the wee hours of the morning before the day of my medical appointment, I was awakened by a massive tremor and a tremendous « sonic boom »; a sound that evoked images in my mind of some kind of … Continue reading

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The Big Meeting

As my scheduled meeting with the oncologist draws near, I have taken advantage of this quiet Thanksgiving Monday afternoon to review my notes, my health journal and to go through my list of questions for my upcoming meeting. Now that I had my the last scheduled … Continue reading

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The Next Step: Glowing in the Dark!

 Version Française Next week (September 24 & 28), I will undergo a CT (Computed Tomography)  and a PET (Positron Emission Tomography) scan to assess how my lymphoma has progressed after 8 cycles of chemotherapy that started in March 2012. The CT scan is … Continue reading

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The Next Leg of the Journey

Version française Now that my initial course of chemotherapy is behind me, I find myself pondering what is in store for me in the next leg of this journey and reflecting on what I learned so far. Looking back on this experience … Continue reading

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Hang Tough!

Version française I saw it coming when the radiologist was doing an ultrasound of my neck to see if there were any signs of blood clots or cholesterol on the walls of my jugular veins that could explain the temporary … Continue reading

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