My journey - battling lymphoma

Recently I celebrated my 46th birthday. I love celebrating birthdays! Then I participated as a co-captain for our local "Quabog" Relay For Life and the Pack 57 Rocks! Cub Scout Team. This was the time frame that I had discovered an uneasiness in my stomach and growth in my spleen and stomach. After weeks of monitoring, my husband Steve took me to the doctor who felt the lumps and ordered a CT scan. The CT scan showed a massive area, my spleen enlarged to twice its size and an additional growth lower in my stomach. Next was the localized CT guided biopsy and subsequent PET scan. The biopsy showed positive for lymphoma and most likely Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma.

This is my online journal sharing my experience through battling this cancer that has abruptly entered my life for no apparent reason. The story is documented here if you want to start from the beginning, you can check the archives on the side bar.

As a top competitive master athlete this year winning my age group at the Marine Corps Marathon and placing 3rd in the New England Trail Running Championship I have been truly excited with my results of late and am a truly driven athlete. Driven by goals.... my goal right now.... to beat this "thing"!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Cancer Humor?

Today I searched around for some related "cancer" humor and inspiration --- there is a ton of it.  Some tasteful and actually funny and most of it NOT.  Or at least in my opinion.  I am sharing the good stuff in this post.  If you see anything out there that is worth sharing for humor or quotes or inspiration - please comment below! Cute eh?

I found a lot of great stuff on this weblink: 
The Cancer Club -- gifts and inspiration to those living with cancer.

A Quote from Robert H. Schuller
"Laughter solves alot of problems because it gives you a more positive outlook. Change your outlook and you will change your life."
-- Robert H. Schuller

A Quote from Arnold Palmer

"I get the feeling people say, 'Well, you've had cancer and that it's over'.

Hell, it's not all over.

I have no intention of lying down and stopping. I'm going to do something."

-- Arnold Palmer

Once you've had chemotherapy, there's no such thing as a bad-hair day.

Elizabeth Tilberis

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