Friday, March 11, 2005

101.6 degrees F.

That was my temperature yesterday--so no chemo. And I may have some mild lung damage due to one of the chemo drugs, or it may just be that I have a repiratory infection. But the chest x-rays were clear. Complete clear. As in no signs of Hodgkins.

I have a CAT Scan on Thursday, but the doctor thinks I am probably in remission. I'll find out then.

But I probably no longer have cancer. If I didn't have a temp I'd pop a bottle of champagne.

Five chemos left, the first one as soon as I've had forty-eight hours with no fever.

14 Comments:

Blogger Gregory Feeley said...

Your cancer has been remiss?

It has failed to remit?

Well, it plainly has missed its chance to kill you. And if that's all it made of its opportunity, it doesn't deserve another one!

March 11, 2005 2:20 PM  
Blogger Greg van Eekhout said...

Stupid Blogger's been broken all day. Please pardon this much overdue WOO!

March 11, 2005 9:53 PM  
Blogger Madeleine Robins said...

Hey, this kind of failure to remit is not the sort where you want to hire a Collection Agency. Hope the cough and fever clear up fast (no one likes feeling cruddy), but...

Hot damn. That's excellent news. The world hasn't used you up, yet, Maureen.

March 11, 2005 11:22 PM  
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March 11, 2005 11:32 PM  
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March 11, 2005 11:32 PM  
Anonymous TCO said...

Now you've got me worried about you - are you on antibiotics or does your doctor think you have a virus?

From Your Guardian Blogger,
The Cheerful Oncologist

March 11, 2005 11:34 PM  
Anonymous TCO said...

Now you've got me worried about you - are you on antibiotics or does your doctor think you have a virus?

From Your Guardian Blogger,
The Cheerful Oncologist

March 11, 2005 11:34 PM  
Blogger claire said...

"No signs".

This is a wonderful thing. The most lovely thing in the world.

Be well, my dear. Continue to be well. That is my prayer and wish.

--claire

March 12, 2005 12:09 AM  
Blogger Ellen Datlow said...

Maureen,
Great news about the Hodgkins. You GO girl!

I hope there are no other problems.

March 12, 2005 1:54 AM  
Blogger Maureen McHugh said...

Hey TCO! They think it's a virus, but I did pulmonary function and diffusion tests (deep breath, now blow blow blow blow...) blood cultures from both arms and urine test as well as the chest x-ray so if it is an infection, they'll catch it. (And half of Cleveland has a virus. They had two other cancellations for chemo that day.) And I'm feeling better today.

I hope blogger is working today. Yesterday I couldn't comment on anyone's blog.

March 12, 2005 7:29 AM  
Anonymous Geoffrey A. Landis said...

Most excellent news.

March 12, 2005 11:25 AM  
Anonymous Michael Weholt said...

Congratulations! Amazing words: But I probably no longer have cancer.

March 12, 2005 12:28 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

You'll get to rename your blog simply "Me"!

March 12, 2005 6:48 PM  

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