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Monday, February 22, 2010

Second Hematology/Oncology Appointment Soon

On Wednesday (February 24, 2010), I will meet with Dr. Nitshitha Reddy for the second time. Dr. Reddy is an Assistant Professor of Hematology/Oncology at Vanderbilt University. One of her special interest areas is lymphoma. She is fairly certain--from reading the PET Scan and my other medical information--that I have some type of lymphoma. A lymph node biopsy is the only way to properly diagnose lymphoma. That is why an axillary biopsy was ordered and performed last Wednesday (February 17, 2010). The pathology report should be complete by the time we meet.

If I have lymphoma, that puts an end to the search for a cause of the neuropathy. If I do not have lymphoma, the neurologists have told me we need to keep searching for answers. I am tired of the searching and testing and not knowing what is causing my problem. As bad as a diagnosis of lymphoma would be, at least it may provide an answer and possible solution to the neuropathy.

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