Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Saw the surgeon on Friday. After poking around my abdominal area for a bit, he said all is good. I have a bit of tenderness on one side, but it's not that bad. He's asked me to stay home for another week. My first day back at work will be the 7th. No heavy lifting for a couple more weeks. I've stopped taking the blood thinners by injection. In it's place I will be taking baby aspirin for the rest of my life. I guess to lessen the chance of any kind of clots and heart problems. I won't have to see him any more. Now it all comes down to my blood and how it takes care of itself.

Haven't been on a scale but it seems the weight is slowly coming back. Everyone says that my colour is looking a lot better. Night sweats are still there. I'll find out more on that at the end of the month with my next blood test.

Off to the dentist tomorrow, finally..... I wasn't allowed to to go because the fear of continuous bleeding and infection. Hope that goes well.

Till next time,


FYI.....EI is such a pain in the ass to deal with....OMFG!!!!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Nothing new on the news front. Have to wait for my appointment on Friday. We'll see what the surgeon says.

Thanks to Suanne, Paul and the girls for the generous gift. It was very thoughtful. I would have much rather have you come down to the house and get one of those famous foot massages...LOL.... or any of the wonderful eatable delights.

Hope to see you soon.


Friday, January 14, 2011

Ok, I saw my oncologist on Wednesday. Things are ok. My blood levels haven't gotten to where he would like them, but that was kind of expected, but they are better. Surgery was only 4 weeks ago, and my body is still getting use to everything. I will have to go for another blood test at the end of the month. And then see my oncologist in April. I'm still having some night sweats. Definetly not as bad as before. The 2 weeks after surgery I was feeling great at night with no sweats as I was telling some people. I found out that it may be because of the blood transfusion I had during the surgery. Nice, new, clean blood running through my body. Now that my body is doing it's own thing I've kind of reverted back. Oh well. See what happens.

Another thing that came up in my pathology report (report from my doc) is that even though they labeled me with Splenic Marginal Zone Lymphoma, once they tested my spleen it wasn't conclusive that that's what I have. Confused?.... Me too. What it basically means is that they need to do a couple of more spacific tests on my spleen to confirm anything. They are going to continue to go with it but I could have something that's even more rare than the Splenic Marginal..blah..blah..blah.

Once I do the blood test at the end of the month, I/they hope to know more.

I see my surgeon on the 21st. I think that will be good as I'm feeling better every day.

Till next time


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I figured I may as well make a post while I wait for my oncologist appointment. I'm a bit nervous as to what they might say. It really can't get any worse. I've heard all the scenario's already.

The way it works here at PMH, is that you have an appt. for blood and 1hr later you meet with your doctor. They can go over all the findings then. Neat. Except when you show up for your blood appt. and your take a number is 44 and they are only at 74. It rolls over at 100. It's like an assembly line. People march in and people walk out. Creepy. It'll take about and hour to get to me. Then I have to wait an hour to meet my doc. That sucks. Oh well. Thank god for a Starbucks across the street.

I'll post the results tomorrow.


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Another amazing thing that happened to me was that William's hockey team, the Whitby Bantam AE team, got together and get me some great gift certificates and a wonderful gigantic card signed by everyone. So too all the parents, players and coaches, thank you very much.

The boys also went ahead and taped their sticks in some fashion with pink tape. I wasn't able to be at the game, but it was really cool to see the pictures of a bunch of 14 year olds with pink sticks. Awesome. At the next game, with my emotions running on high, I went into the change room to see the boys and have a few words. There I was greeted with a thunderous applause and a Whitby Wildcats jersey of my very own. Signed by all the players and coaches. WOW!!!. not to mention a name on the back that I hope comes true. Nothing but class, boys. Thanks.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Here's what the staples looked like a week after the surgery...

Friday, January 7, 2011

I'm finally getting around to posting stuff that should have been posted before. Waiting for some pictures to post.

I finally made it out to one of Ben's hockey game's. Really nice to see the boys in action again. In a touching gesture, all the boys taped various parts of their sticks with green tape. Green representing the colour of lymphoma. It was really nice and really cool. Also thanks to the Whitby Peewee A white for all the gifts and well wishes.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year !!!!!

Want to wish everyone a great 2011. Colleen and I both have completely forgotten about 2010, and it's time to move on to bigger and better things.

Everything seems to be going well. Still moving a bit gingerly around the house, but at least I 'm starting to move a bit more. I cancelled the home care nurse a couple of days ago. They were just coming in to make sure I was taking my blood thinners. I'm kind of tired stabbing myself with a needle. I'm having trouble finding any fat to put it in. Only another month. The incision has dried up and is healing very well. I am actually starting to believe the nurses that you will hardly be able to see any scar. The heavy meds are done. Not having that much pain so I'm still taking tylenol throughout the day.

till next time