Exit Interview

I had my survivor check-up today with John Himberger, NP. We went over my medical history and blood work. Then he gave me a physical and pronounced me fit as a ukulele, except that my triglycerides and cholesterol are a bit high.


I’ll continue to get CT and PET scans in the months and years ahead. The NHL could come back. The chemo that stopped it might also make me susceptible to leukemia and other bone marrow disorders down the road. But for now my life has returned to normal, if there is such a thing. I’m back to running and eating and sleeping like I was before cancer – even better when it comes to diet. My next goal is getting back to work fulltime.


Tomorrow morning I get de-ported. Dr. Dillon is removing the chemo port he installed last August. My third nipple will be replaced by a scar; a permanent reminder of my battle with lymphoma.


It’s one I will cherish.


P.S. Thanks to all of you who have followed my journey and have raised the number of hits on this blog to over 15,000.



3 thoughts on “Exit Interview

  1. SO AWESOME! Praise the Lord, Mike!

    Sad news: my husband’s father went to be with the Lord on Sunday night after battling bad cells for 6 months.

    I am so very, very happy that you are well. Praise Him! So beautiful. I needed this news. 🙂

  2. Hi Mike. I was checking our some trailer hitches in Idaho when I scanned the left side of my screen and saw “open Mike”. What a delight to enjoy this huge reprieve with you. You have been a great trooper through all of this, and Susan and the family too! I have always found pleasure in your distinct, expressive style. I have no doubt that you were, and are, a “special order”. Keep up the good work. I love you. Jon Marks

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