Tuesday, May 5, 2009

ah, Remission

It's official, I am now in remission. My neutraphil count is back to 4500 and the Onc said that I could make arrangements to have my port taken out. They scheduled my first follow-up appointment for early August and I just need to work on recovering and losing some of this steroid weight. The Onc said that 4 in 10 recover to the point of being considered "cured" so I am shooting for the minority.

It is odd to be in this position because it is good news to know that NHL is temporarily taken a hiatus, but the thought of it coming back and haunting me any time soon is taking a bit of the joy out of today's discovery.

Whenever I'm faced with odds like these, I pull a scene from Dumb and Dumber between Lloyd Christmas and Mary Swanson:

Lloyd: What do you think the chances are of a guy like you and a girl like me... ending up together?
Mary: Well, Lloyd, that's difficult to say. I mean, we don't really...
Lloyd: Hit me with it! Just give it to me straight! I came a long way just to see you, Mary. The least you can do is level with me. What are my chances?
Mary: Not good.
Lloyd: You mean, not good like one out of a hundred?
Mary: I'd say more like one out of a million. [pause]
Lloyd: So you're telling me there's a chance... *YEAH!*

Over the next few weeks, I hope to gain back some strength and begin making enough changes in my physical activities that the distance between NHL and PMoore becomes an insurmountable gap.

Thanks for your continued cheers, positive thoughts and prayers.
Hip hip for remission.


  1. Remission ... music to one's ears.

    Celebrate and enjoy ....

  2. Yeah for remission!!!!
    Now we pray for you to be one of the 4. :)
    Big Hugs,

  3. Great news! You seem to have the knack for getting what you aim for. I think the minority position is yours.

  4. Great News!!!! Summer is the best time to get your energy back. Get outside and enjoy!!


  5. Congrats Paul! I am so excited for you!! You will have to let me in on whatever tips you pick up as far as lifestyle changes and physical activities go. I am determined never to get cancer again as well. Best of luck in your efforts!

  6. What great news, Paul!!!! Here's to getting strong again!!!!!

  7. Excellent -- !!
    Great news -- I wish/hope for the best.


  8. Fabulous news!! I am so happy for you and your family.

    Okay, I have to ask...what is it about that movie Dumb & Dumber?...guys just seem to love it LOL


  9. YEAH remission! Try to focus on the POSITIVE and live each day to the fullest! :-) YOU are our hero!

  10. Fantastic news, Paul! We think of you often and check out your blog! Get out in the sun (with sunscreen!) and enjoy your recovery!

    Mary and the "other" Havens!