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Posted 2015-10-09T03:01:28Z

Stage 2B

So this week I had a Pulminary (lung) test, a PET scan, my teeth cleaned, an echocardiogram (heart) and an appointment with my oncologist at which I had a surprise bone marrow biopsy. Did you know that along with the bone marrow they take a piece of your bone?! OUCH! And of course me and my body are so tough that the first time she tried to get some bone she didn't get enough so it had to be done a second time... just like when I had my needle aspiration. My body doesn't seem to like needles.

My Hodgkin's is at stage 2B. 2 meaning it is in more than one lymph node and that they are on the same side on the diaphragm. B means that I am showing symptoms. 

I get my port tomorrow afternoon which means I can start chemo next week. YAY FOR STARTING CHEMO!! That is a really weird sentence. I am excited that I get to start because that is steps closer to being cured... but also that sentence is sarcasm because I am scared to see how my body reacts to the chemo. Everyone reacts different. So I am definitely nervous about that.

I am really thankful for EVERYONE who is being so supportive. Supportive of me and of my family. I am very touched. We have amazing friends and family all around us. I never fully realized how many amazing people were in my life.

Thank you cancer for helping me realize that.



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Comments (5)

  • Gliria Hernandez
    Gliria Hernandez

    Erin, your heart always shows how beautiful person you are, a kind person like you will receive the best from every situation.

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Susan

    Erin, you have an amazing outlook on your illness. I wonder if it has unveiled your talent for writing? Thank you for keeping those that care informed.

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Lou Jean Beckett
    Lou Jean Beckett

    Erin, Love the new "do" and your attitude toward this fight to kick cancer's butt. Let us know how we can help and support you! Praying!

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Irene Wills
    Irene Wills

    Erin, my love and prayers are constant! I know you are on your way to being Cancer free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!'nmn

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Sandi Daniels
    Sandi Daniels

    I love your new haircut and your super positive attitude. You amaze me!!! Thinking and praying for you daily.

    4 years ago · Reply