Dan J at Relatively Unrelated has updated his blog for the first time since being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. If for no other reason, check it out for the Beatles cover he posted.
Cancer isn’t ruining my life. Without treatment, I would certainly be getting very close to death. That didn’t happen. I’m getting very good treatment that has a proven record of beating the hell out of Hodgkin’s Disease. How good a record? I’m very lucky in that it’s over ninety percent successful. The ABVD chemotherapy regimen has been used against Hodgkin’s for over thirty years, and there really isn’t anything that’s proven to be better at it in most cases.
That’s science, people. That’s not prayer. That’s not mumbo-jumbo whispered by some shaman as he contacts his spirit animals to engage their assistance in curing me. It’s a science-based technique that is going to help me beat this disease, and will leave me much healthier than I was the day I went to the emergency room because of it.
If only every person saved by medical science understood what it was that saved them as acutely as Dan does. Glad to have you back in the fight, my friend. Nothing’s gonna change my world either.