Hi everyone!!Thanks for checking in on me, I apologize to leave you all in limbo, but I figured it was time to go see some sights of New York, pretend that I don't have cancer and pretend I don't look like someone tried to slice my neck.
Here's the latest, but NOT the official update:
As you know, when I woke up from surgery the surgeon told me that what they took from my thymus was *most likely* Hodgkin's because it looked just like it under the microscope - but obviously, they had to do the official tests on it to be official...Then my onc told me he would probably know by Tuesday, so he actually called me while I was on the bus going to NYC, and this is how our conversation went:
Lymphoma Dude: Hi Kelly
Me: How are you Dr. Fisher?
Lymphoma Dude: I'm doing good, and I think you are too!
Lymphoma Dude: As of right now, it's not showing up as Hodgkin's, just thymus - weird I know. I even asked about the frozen section that they thought was Hodgkin's, and so far it's not showing anything...you'll have to wait for the official news since I'm having them go thru all of the nodes to make sure there's no Hodgkin's on the edge or anything - hopefully I'll know by Thursday.
Soooo it's Tuesday, and they don't have any official results for me yet and said it's taking a little longer for some of their tests and I should hopefully know next week, around Wednesday. Anyways, I don't really believe I'm clean. People were telling me to celebrate, but really it just makes me want to get another biopsy of the spot they didn't biopsy. So in a nutshell, that's the latest and greatest.
As for my trip to NYC, it was fun but REALLY hot and humid, and ugh yuck - I can't deal with walking around sweating buckets all day - I don't know how you city folks do it! I got to meet Sandy and stay at her apartment in Astoria (thanks again Sandy!!) we went to the I'm Too Young For This comedy show that I scored free tickets to (thanks Matthew Zachary!) - we actually got REALLY good front row seats too! The comedians were super funny, the drinks were free -- damn cancer, wish I had more energy to drink! -- but I still got one fancy drink (a pomegranate martini). I also got to meet Matthew Zachary who runs I'm Too Young For This, when we met, I said "Hi, I'm Kelly," and he just shook my hand and pretended he knew me, so then I said, "Ya know, chemopalooza.com," and his face lit up and he says, "Oh Kelly Kane!!! We get so many hits on our site from your website!! You should do my radio show sometime, let's figure it out!" So hoooray, I'm going to be on his radio show at some point, it's called the Stupid Cancer Show and he's had celebrity and other amazing cancer fighters on his show. Check it out, you can set it up on your itunes to download automatically, by clicking here.
Then the next day I did some sight seeing, sweated some more, met Jason Kelly, a reporter I used to work with (ya know, when I was working) who I always had a deal with that we would meet in person if we were ever near each other-- so I obviously had to, duh. Plus I got to see how swank the Bloomberg office is. Then I did some more sight seeing, met Sandy for dinner then went to a Broadway show called The Ritz which had half naked gay men in little towels (hooray!). Today I met my pal Arik that works at BusinessWeek, who like Jason Kelly, I've never met in person, so obviously had to. Then I thought I would do some more sight seeing, but once I got outside, I decided that it was just too humid and headed back home because it was just too hot to deal!
I hope I covered everything. I totally get to check NYC off of my to-do list! I think I'm going to head to Burlington tomorrow to check my mail and maybe be social?...I'm not sure yet though... I also might go to a work event as well. Anywho, I gotta stop typing because my lap is getting hot! I hope you are all well, and yes, I owe a bunch of email replies to you all - probably tomorrow.
Oh and one last funy picture... me in one of Sandy's wig, looking very "normal" except for the slash in my neck :)