Saturday, 28 November 2015

Life's Little Mysteries, Part 3... the story continues...

Way back in 2011, I was diagnosed with a rare lymphoma, titled, Nodular lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin lymphoma (NLPHL). 

It was considered to be totally non-aggressive and is commonly known as "the Lazy Cancer".  As “it” was not causing me any concern or stress, it was decided that we would not interfere with it…

So we did and watch wait approach and go on with our lives...

Middle of this year, I started having "hip" issues and it turns it was a bursitis which was resolved very effectively with cortisone injection.  Shortly after that, started getting "back problems", nothing too much at first, then legs started to have "pins and needles".

Late October, I finally had some "free time" to get into my GP and get CT scan... unfortunately another large mass (5.1cm x 5.6cm x 2.2cm) was found, roughly in the middle of my back which was putting pressure on my spinal canal / nerves.

In I go for another biopsy... and again we start the waiting procedure all over again...

This time, we didn't have to wait months, but the mass has perplexed / puzzled the specialists, as it turns out the new mass has the same genetic markers and structure of my original Lymphoma.

Obviously no-one told the "new" Lymphoma, its not suppose to behave this way.  So it seems I have a misbehaving NLPHL and this time, I will require some radiation therapy  treatments in order to shrink the mass.

The story continues...
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