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2nd Rituxan


Rituxan # 3

Rituxan # 4

Phantom Menace

If the shoe fits...

Holiday Cheer !


The Clot !

Chemo Man

Hot Wheels

Toe Jam

Clot, Part Deux !

Two Cops

Meow !

'Nudder COP

Fun with SPAM

Tooning Up

COP Four

A New Baby !

Cinco de COP

Doing Great !

Final Chemo

Cinco de Mayo

Bone Relay





Just a Cat

Clean Bill

Remission Sucks

Remission Rocks!

Full of LIFE!

Here it comes?

False Alarm

2 Years

Check Please

The Party's Over

Nuke Me!

Rituxan Shock


Round Two

Going, going...


Round 3


The CAT says...

PET Detective

Rituxi-CHOP 4


Twice as Nice

Ganging Up

Hair I am

Adventure Man!


Twice as Nice


     You know what's twice as nice as going into remission? Going into remission AGAIN!

     I got a call from my doctor today. He said he's had a chance to look at all the latest info, including the scans and the biopsy. All the samples taken in the biopsy showed nothing but muscle tissue, and nothing malignant - no cancer running rampant. It turns out that Marvin isn't a tumor after all. I've had 4 good chemo treatments, 3 point something Rituxans (can't really count 4, since one of them went haywire and had to be stopped), and my blood counts look good.

     It all adds up to his official word of the day to me: REMISSION. Sweet music to my ears, friends!

    The chemo's over, the Rituxan's over, and I'm done till it's time to fight this thing again. Hopefully a couple years or more. Now I can start growing my hair back, and I'll be feeling stronger and better every day as the last chemo I had finally wears off completely.

    He still wants to see me once more on Wednesday, as planned, to get another blood sample analyzed and do a general checkup. I'll post another update after that, just to let you know how it went, but I've a feeling it's going to be a day for a big steak dinner out on the town that night! From there, we'll just keep a watchful eye for any returning symptoms while living it up!

    I don't really know what else to say at this point. Thanks for all your kind emails and guestbook entries, all the laughs and encouragement, and most of all, the well wishes. Thanks for being there!

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