My Lymphoma


On December 1, 2004, I was diagnosed with follicular B-Cell Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.  I have chronicled my "adventure" with Lymphoma in  my blog.   I am one of the fortunate few with lymphoma who can actually see the progress of their treatment.

I was going to make the original pictures from my camera available here, but they were so big and so detailed that ... well, it was just too gross!

Four days after diagnosis.
December 4, 2004
see the bump? that's a lymphoma tumor ewwww! gross, huh?
Immediately after my first treatment with Rituxan.
December 15, 2004
still got a bump but it's much smaller and the color is better!
After my second treatment with Rituxan.
December 22, 2004
More than 50% reduction in tumor size = remission!
bump is pretty much gone color is WAY better and hair is growing back!
After my third treatment with Rituxan.
December 28, 2004
The bump is almost completely gone. It's just discoloration now.
bump is gone! color is getting even better and hair is still growing back!
After my fourth treatment with Rituxan.
January 4, 2005
Still there... 1/2 way through the Rituxan treatments
progress has slowed but there is progress... and hair is still growing back!
After my fifth Rituxan treatment.
January 10, 2005
I dunno.. is it getting better?
the head shot the 'eyeball shot' the let's check out his pores shot
After my sixth Rituxan treatment.
January 17, 2005
still there... barely I'm not really givin' ya the evil eye! It's fading..right?
After treatment number seven.
January 24, 2005
One more to go
Boy, I need a haircut! gettin' there You can barely see it
After treatment number eight.
February 07, 2005
All done!! yea!
If you weren't looking for it, you wouldn't see it. It's hardly visible just a little discoloration!