GREAT !!! Just have to be tested every year now!Save as Favorite
- I was Diagnosed with:
- Lymphoma of the brain
- Date of Diagnosis:
- January 7, 2009
- Employment Status:
- Type and Description of Treatments:
- Surgery to remove 1" X 2" gray matter behind right eye. Followed by chemo (chop) & radiation then therapy.
- How do you feel today?
GREAT !!! Just have to be tested every year now!
- Since the diagnosis, what has changed in your life?
The only thing that has changed is trying to find cancer before it finds a place to hide that I can't beat it.
- What is going well for you right now?
Everything is good. I have a part-time job for insurance purposes and own my own business the rest of the time.
- What is not going well for you right now?
My part-time job is very demanding. I do not know if I am just old and have a hard time keeping up or if the cancer has something to do with it. But it keeps me healthy trying to keep up with the younger crowd.
- What has been the most challenging thing about having cancer?
Keeping my business afloat while going to surgery & through chemo.
- When difficulties overwhelm you, where do you go for support?
I did not get overwhelmed, owning a business teaches you to overcome adversity.
- How have your long-term goals or life goals changed since diagnosis?
I try not to go at 100% anymore, 80% works just as well, also less multi-tasking.
- What is your work arrangement right now? What are your hours?
I work @ UPS from 3am till whenever flow stops, usually between 8-10am. Then I shower & run my business. It consists of Garage doors & openers, welding, gates & we are now expanding into solar & bio-diesel & salt water aquariums & livestock. Then I sleep from 8pm -1am.
- Since the diagnosis, what has changed in your work life?
- What has helped you continue to work the most?
Money & insurance
- What advice do you have for others trying to work through treatment?
Keep a good, positive attitude.
- How have you dealt with any side effects of treatment?
There were none
- If "today's you" could give advice to "day-of-diagnosis you," what would you say?
Keep your chin up!!