This is a blog intended to keep family and friends posted about my progress as I undergo a stem cell transplant to fight my relapse of Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

SUCCESS!!!!!

I am SO happy to report that my scans (PET and CT) show that I am in REMISSION!!!!!!!!!! This is one of those moments that I don't think the extent of my emotions can be felt through written word. But--trust me--I am freakin' ECSTATIC!!!!! I really believed the transplant had not done the trick, so I didn't even believe my onc when he told me that my scans were "squeaky clean".

The plan is for me to return to the doctor in three months (middle of May) for follow-up, but no scans until my one year SCT anniversary in September. My onc likes to keep radiation exposure to a minimum, so he does not plan on doing any scans beyond that point unless I request it. I think I would feel more comfortable with a set of scans every 6 months to a year.

No definite plans for my grand return to work, but I am trying to figure it out. I still get extremely tired by afternoon, and my husband tells me he doesn't want me pushing myself too hard. So, I'll probably do part time for awhile, assuming my job allows me.

Okay, sorry to cut it so short for now--I realize it's pretty lame when I can go on and on when I'm ranting--but I've got supper to finish and some plans for a trip to Boston to make! Look out New England family, Scott and I will be looking for houses to to crash at at the end of June/beginning of July!!!

Hope everyone is doing extremely well! Thank you all for your support throughout the last two years, but I am surely hoping that I won't be needing any more prayers sent my way for a long time! I'll keep the blog going for as long as my life seems interesting enough to write about, and will let you all know when I plan on shutting it down.

Love to all!!!!!

9 comments:

laulausmamma said...

I'm still giddy with glee for you Skye. Can't wait to toast your successful SCT in Boston in June and give you some ((HUGS)) in person. Let me know about the AAA card so you get the better rate at the hotel.

Love,
Susan

Veronica said...

Yippee Skippy Skye - Hodge kicked to the touchline yet again........way to go, Skye!

Don't rush back to work if you don't have to........Wullie was forced back too soon and is still soooo tired. He works and sleeps and we see less of him now than we ever did :0(

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy...........love you, SuperSkye........xx

Anonymous said...

Hey Sis!

Me again...I just eanted to say (yet again) how freakin thrilled I am that this nightmare is as long last over for you. Talk to you soon!!!

Love ya Babe!
Crystal

Anonymous said...

Thank God! You, your family, and everyone who loves you have truely been blessed!!
Please, take a little time to relax and let it all sink in. You really don't want to rush into the work force too fast. Enjoy your peace of mind and let your family enjoy their's. Everyone has been under a lot of stress and worry, now it's time to breathe a little easier and let your strength return.
We love You,
God Bless!
Connie

Duane said...

You rock, Skye! You just rock!

Many, many congrats on this terrific news and I'm looking forward to hearing more soon! :)

Veronica said...

Hi Skye - just checking in - hoping that you're enjoying remission and resting plenty............missing you.......xx

Duane said...

Checking in Skye. How are you?

Anonymous said...

Hi Skye,
Just wondering if you still update this blog or have another?? My sis has just relapsed with NSHL and is facing a SCT in the months ahead. Very scared but so hopeful. I hope you are still kicking cancer's but and living a wonderful life.
Take care,
Jacinta

Our family life said...

Hi Skye,
How are you going? Sure hope that you are still enjoying your remission. My little sis is about to begin salvage chemo tomorrow in preparation for her SCT in Melbourne, Australia. I hope she has a wonderful success story but I do know the odds!
All the best to you,
Jacinta