07/03/2012 7:15 PM

THE WORD IS IN!  The doctor called saying that he had good/bad news.  The doctor calling is my Ear, Nose, and Throat Doctor, Dr. Jacob’s.  He said that the bad news is that I have Lymphoma.  The good news is that I have Nodular Sclerosis Hodgkin’s Lyphoma, and it is one of the most common and treatable Lyphoma’s.  He said that he was sorry to say that I have Lymphoma, but there was a positive side to the type it was.  He told me that when he started practicing medicine in 1974, this was a death sentence.  However, now in 2012, it is one of the most treatable cancer’s and technology and medicine has come a long way.  He asked if I had my appointment with Dr. Brinz, but I told him that that appointment was set for this upcoming Friday, with a possible PET scan set for Monday if there were no cancellations on Thursday or Friday.  He told me that no matter what oncologist I picked, I should be fine with this form of Lymphoma.  Just make sure I am comfortable with whoever I go with as they will be one who I will be in much contact with over the next several months to treat and fight this cancer.  He said that he would be there for me through the whole thing unless I wanted to release him and move on to someone else.  I told him that I had been with him since I was a baby, being that he took out my tonsils when I was 6 years old, and seeing me as a patient long before then.  I told him I have been with him since he could throw me on the operating table himself.  I also told him that I knew that he couldn’t throw me on the operating table or take me off the operating table this time around because I am probably 200 pounds heavier now than I was then.  He said that was right, he has known me since I was very little, and another reason why he is glad that he can tell me the bad but good news seeing that it could be much worse.  He said that his wife said that I must telephone my mother and tell her the results, as they all know my mother is worried sick about me, and to be sure to tell my wife as well.  Well since I am home with my parent’s and my mother was the one who originally answered the house phone, my mother already knew that he called and was overhearing the conversation as it went on.  My wife on the other hand was at a coffee shop, and I google talked her the bad but good news.







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