Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A-ok B-fine with me. C you in three!

This was me at my last checkup and the diagnosis was clean. What's it going to be this time?
So I got my results from yesterday's tests and they called me a fatty... sort of.

The ultrasound revealed some "fatty lymph nodes" that are *not* metastatic. The chest and hand x-rays came back clean as well so... drum roll please... Eric without a C it remains!

Brea & I waiting for Dr Lewis to give me the once over and proclaim my status.
Same hand, just a different day.
Kinda looks like a record in the left side ther doesn't it? I got the music in me baby.
This kinda looks like an alien face winking at  me... creepy. ultrasound...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Testing... testing... 1 2 3... Am I still cancer free?

Welcome yet again to another episode of Do I Have Cancer!

Today we'll be testing to find out whether "Eric with a C " is actually still Eric without the C." On the docket are the standard hand and chest x-rays, blood work, and an ultrasound of my lymph nodes, exciting stuff! If guessed correctly, contestants win.... absolutely nothing but the satisfaction of having guessed correctly.

What a crappy game show.

Still, it's fun to be regularly scanned and studied although not as much as folks on dialysis or business travelers that fly wearing turbans. I do not envy them.

On a much happier note, some relatives of mine who were also affected with cancer got featured in an interview with the Anchorage Daily News up in Alaska. I didn't even know they were up there but Alaska is a pretty cool place from what I hear, no pun intended.

"From Virginia Garner's pay-it-forward perspective, clinical research saved her life, which made it her duty -- her honor, really -- to help fund further research in the quest to cure leukemia.""

They're up there for the 2011 Mayor's Marathon which raises money for cancer research and I know they've been promoting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation for some time now. I need to get off my butt and do a 5k or triathlon for the cause too but as of the moment, I'm yet to contribute much more than my time and experience.

The photos I've included in this post are actually of a WaterNow benefit concert I got to be a part of a few weeks back on the day before Memorial Day. Does that count for something even though it's not cancer related? I sure hope so! :)