He pointed out that they usually do the radiation for Hodgkin's lymphoma in combination with chemotherapy, however when the cancer is in the chest, they are weary of using it on women, particularly young women -there's an increased risk of developing breast cancer in the future because of the radiation. But they weighed up the risks and have decided it's for the best anyway. Apparently my cancer is far enough up the chest area that they hope further cancer as a result of treatment won't be an issue. He's such a lovely and smiley doctor -he could tell me standing on my head was the best treatment, and I'd probably do it. So I trust him on this one.
So that's the current plan... I've learned from other blogs, forums and Facebook groups that 'the plan' can change, but for now, we're running with this one. Everything will depend on my PET scan of course, which should be
at the end of February.
Other, non-cancer craic in my life right now...
- Me and Simon have been with each other 4 years :) Had a lovely meal yesterday in Fitzpatrick's to celebrate (Their Facebook page and their website) -if you are ever in Co. Louth, Ireland, I highly suggest you go there for grub! Then we went to the cinema to see the new Anchor Man. Lovely evening altogether.
- Dogs are pooped from a massive walk out to Blackrock (Co. Louth) today. Got soaked, but great craic all the same! Nice to get some proper exercise and also starting back at the gym next week -me that is, not the dogs, har!
- Having fun planning Summer adventures (assuming I'm well enough) and going to get more into the sewing, painting and general creating to occupy my time (*Start of shameless plug* if you're on Facebook and don't yet like my page, please do here: KittyLovesTeddies *end of shameless plug*).
To end this post with some happiness and colour, here's some photos of things I've made in the past...