Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Day 14 --- Wrong Cancer

Yup. That's right. Wrong Disease. Wrong Cancer. Not Testicular Cancer. Nope, it's not the cancer to "have if you are going to have cancer."

It's something else. Large B cell lymphoma. Don't know anything else. Oh wait I lied. He's in Stage 4. (In non-hodgkins lymphoma they have four stages instead of de da.) They were wrong. But really, no one ever said definitively it was testicular cancer. They all said they needed to biopsy to find out. They started the chemo to help him breath. His miraculous entry back into the world of the breathing was NOT due to the chemo, it was do to the steriod they gave to him BEFORE the chemo. Funny, huh. One of the drugs they will use in this regiment is prednisone, a sterioud. So much for miracles.

I dont' feel anything. We are returning to the testing phase. PETScan on Friday, bone marrow biopsy and heart test and blood tests on Monday. We have been calling the car red and now the doctors are telling us it's blue. But it's still a fucking car, no matter what the color.


  1. Anonymous9:20 PM

    What a nightmare. What a fucking nightmare. Ted and I are sending love and prayers.

  2. Anonymous11:18 AM

    Kim and Art,

    My prayers are with you. Tough times!!!