If you've been following the blog for a couple of years, you know that in June 2007 Judy was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. After some grueling chemo, she went into remission about a year ago.
Today we discussed the results of her latest tests with her doctor. The lymphoma is back. We'd hoped for a minimum of five years remission. Since we suspected last October that things were looking bleak, we weren't surprised by today's news, just disappointed.
The upshot is that Judy will be going back into treatment within the month. We're looking at a couple of clinical trials, and we'll know more about the treatment in a week or two. Until then, we're going to try to carry on as usual.
The good news is that treatment isn't "urgent," just necessary. And Judy has no symptoms other than swollen lymph nodes. We're not looking forward to the next few months, but maybe this time the treatment won't be so tough. We hope not.