Off the Beaten Track
Cody Lee is a WHUS family member who was recently diagnosed with Non-Hodgekins Lymphoma. He has decided to keep everyone up-to-date with his experience by occasional postings on WHUS.org. Cody joined WHUS in the summer of 2010 and is currently a sophomore at UConn. If you'd like to get in touch with him, you can email him here. Follow Cody's posts here.
I feel perfectly fine now. They’ve reduced my dosage of chemotherapy, and currently plan on finishing out the next round, which should be starting Tuesday or Wednesday. I’ve been reading Douglas Adams’ Hitchikers Trilogy, which consists of five of the best books I’ve ever read. Yes, that’s five books in the trilogy, not a typo. Anyway, I find that reading helps keep me at a higher level of mental function, and I’m sure the reduced chemo helps with that as well. This is most of the reason why I feel like myself again. One current drawback is that my back pain is starting to look like it will be around for a while. I’m not sure if I mentioned it in this blog, but my spinal taps resulted in some scar tissue in my back, which occasionally causes a great deal of pain. Fortunately, this can be dealt with easily with a combination of oxycodone and a cane. I’ve also been informed recently that the numbness and lack of dexterity in my fingertips may be long term or even permanent. This really only causes issues with my handwriting, which was already awful. I can still type, as well as play guitar and piano just as well as before, however I was only really good at typing in the first place so it wouldn’t make a huge difference if the other two suffered.
That’s about all that’s going on for now. Hopefully I’ll have another update in the next week or two.