Another update of sorts. The last biopsy showed that the cancer has mutated and is now a slightly different (classifiable) form. Sadly, this new form is resisting treatment, so treatment has been stopped. There is no explanation for the cause of this, and once again, all of the experts are stumped. Due to some level of uncertainty about the last biopsy, I will be scheduled for another biopsy, probably next week. That one should provide a definitive result.
Well, the cancer (we are assuming it is, from symptoms), seems to be growing and affecting my spleen. So, I will have a biopsy Monday, Feb10. We will decide on a course of action after that. Prayers always appreciated!
Hi! I'm back. Didn't have computer access for a long time. Am in nursing home now and am ok. How are you? If you have a chance send me a pm and let me know how you are doing. Am going to start my afternoon prayers now, will talk to Jesus , Blessed Virgin and Padre Pio requesting healing for you. God bless you and yours!
A big thank you to all who are praying! I have just completed two rounds of full dosage "induction therapy" of the drug that I have been receiving maintenance doses of for several years now. Due to the lessening of my symptoms of a second relapse, it appears that the cancer is responding once again - a medical breakthrough, really. There is still no standard treatment for this rare and aggressive lymphoma, and the fact that it is responding is a miracle of sorts, brought about by your faithful prayers. Here is an article which describes AngioImmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma. They do not give a prognosis, as it is uniformly "poor"
Trishie, those prayers are the sole reason that I am still here! My doctor, a researcher at an internationally renowned cancer organization, and assistant professor of hematology at the adjacent university, is not a religious man. He calls my case a miracle. Your try at prayer is enough!