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Good News, Everyone

by Tom on June 12th, 2010

If you didn’t automatically read the title in the voice of one Hubert J Farnsworth, you might try watching this video five or six times. That should help.

I’m being disingenuous. When he would say “good news, everyone” it was always followed by bad news for everyone. Everyone but him. Me, on the other hand, I have actual good news!

There is no detectable evidence of lymphoma in my body. I had a PET/CT recently that checked everything between my neck and my knees, and the flow cytometry on my last sample of CSF came back clean. Booyah.

Also, I forgot to mention in my last post that I’ve been seeing an opthamologist who was noticing that the pressure behind my eyes were elevated. After confirming last week that my CSF pressure was elevated, the opthamologist and my neurologist agreed that I should start taking a diuretic that would reduce the fluid pressure on my optic nerve. I have a follow-up visit in a few days, but I’m pretty sure we’re going to find that it’s working. The double-vision that I’ve been experiencing off-and-on seems to have disappeared completely since we’ve started this stuff.

I am so incredibly happy to see that symptom go away.

Also worthy of note: I haven’t had a dizzy spell in a week and a half. I wonder if those were related to CSF pressure too. Either way, I’m not questioning it! We were worried that the intrathecal chemotherapy sessions were making the dizzy spells progressively worse, but the most recent dose didn’t seem to cause any increase at all. I’m really glad to break that cycle.

I’ve still got monster amounts of fatigue, but it is incredibly encouraging to see two of my more debilitating symptoms get knocked out in the same two-week period.

From → Treatment Phase

3 Comments
  1. Awesome to hear, Tom! I am super happy to see this news.

  2. David permalink

    Tom your attitude is AMAZING! I read one of your posts on the Lymphoma forum and found your blog. Just finished reading them all and have to say you are truly inspirational. Best of luck.

  3. Kris Granger permalink

    I loved hearing all this good news!
    Do you see my big smile? Hugs!!!

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