Sunday, February 5, 2012
1 Year Anniversary! More like to the week of...
Feb 3: Initial CT Scan of neck
Feb 4: First surgery - biopsy and removal of a lymph nodeFeb 7: UVRMC diagnosis of Hodgkins Lymphoma
Feb 10: First visit to Huntsman Cancer Institute with Dr. Martha Glenn
Feb 11: Porsche joins the family!
Feb 17: PET scans and other CAT scans at Huntsman
Feb 22: Second Biopsy at University of Utah hospital.
Feb 25: Diagnosis of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, large B-cell. Stage 3 (Huntsman)
Mar 1: Non Hodgkins T Cell Rich Cell, Diffuse Large B cell Lymphoma, Stage 4 (Huntsman)
Its crazy that it took an entire month to get a proper diagnosis but patience is a virtue. As we've learned throughout this entire cancer adventure. So to celebrate the year mark of being diagnosed I started my day off by waking up at 6am. I then had breakfast with my team then we made our way home to Salt Lake City from where we were in LA. We had lunch as a team, practiced as a team, then I came home to where the real fun started. My entire house was plastered with pictures my mom had blown up of pictures of the whole cancer experience. There was also a three layer chocolate cake from Magleby's (my favorite) as well as my favorite dinner spaghetti and caesar salad. To top the night off my friends Steph, Jess (new to the crew) , Ashley, and Boo (Ashley's boyfriend) came over to help celebrate. As well as Eva and Todd Fisher (Ashley's parents). It was such a fun and special night.
I can't believe it was exactly a year ago I got diagnosed and my entire life took a turn for the better. Better meaning even though it wasn't an ideal situation it was also good for me because I learned so much and grew up over the past year. This upcoming Tuesday is a big day. I go in for my check up. It will be a long day at the Huntsman Center filled with lots of PET scans, CT scans, blood work, and whatever other kind of torture they want to put me through. I will keep you all posted on the findings of the scans, blood work, my stupid tooth, as well as the results of my stomach biopsy. You can be expecting a new post hopefully by Thursday or Friday. Love you all!
Alexis and Porsche