More Chemo

  1. Hi All.....well I go in Monday for 5 more days of the VA's mustard gas left over from WWI. I am still feeling pretty darn good considering everything. The heme/onc said if the lumps don't go down soon and stay down they will remove one of the swollen lymph nodes for further study and another biopsy. They are thinking I have a combination of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. I went and re-applied for social security disability again so I can get Medicare and possible get a second opinion somewhere besides the VA, like MD Anderson in TX, it is supposed to be the best.

    I had applied for disability when I was diagnosed with cancer, but they turned me down even though one of the criteria in receiving it is "an illness that you are not expected to recover from". You never know what they are thinking. I want to thank everyone on this BB for being so supportive during my illness, you guys are the best!!!
  2. 39 Comments

  3. by   baseline
    Hey Jon! My thoughts are with you!! We miss you when you aren't here!!! Keep that good attitude 'cause I swear it helps!
  4. by   sunnygirl272
    jon...nuttin i can say except i am here for you,.,,.hugs to you and gracie and your menagerie...
  5. by   Lausana
    More prayers coming your way this week. :kiss

    It sure would be nice if you'd be able to go somewhere else for care...positive thoughts for that!
  6. by   ayemmeff
    Positive vibes to you from over here,as always
  7. by   l.rae
    Jon, thanks for the update.....good luck a prayers to you and your family.
  8. by   researchrabbit
    Jon, hugs for you! I miss your posts & miss you.
  9. by   semstr
    Jon, all the vibes are on their way again! Thinking of you!
  10. by   plumrn
    Jon, take care of yourself. Lots of rest, good food, and relaxation.
    Hoping all goes smooth and easy for you.
  11. by   CountrifiedRN
    Nothing but good thoughts and positive vibes for you! Will keep my fingers crossed for that second opinion. Stay strong!
  12. by   warrior woman
    Hope you find the right people and the right facility to treat you. I along with all the others here miss your insightful, and wickedly funny posts. My prayers and positive thoughts are with you and Grace as always. You are a true inspiration to me. Hang in there brother, and keep marching forward. Love to you, Warrior Woman. :kiss
  13. by   Sleepyeyes
    Jon, we're praying for you and praying for wisdom for your doctors as well as strength for you and your family.

    From all these loving responses, you know that we all hold you close in our hearts and want the very best for you and yours.
  14. by   NurseDennie
    We love you, Jon! You go for your treatment, get signed up for disability so you can get more options. Kick this illness in the butt and stomp all over it.

    Prayers and good thoughts and vibes going your way.