This is even more good news


18 years _median_ survival, 3 times better than those who were diagnosed in the 80s. That means that 50% of patients will survive longer than 18 years.

Just fantastic progress.

I’ve said it before and I will no doubt say it again, but there are some very clever people in this world. Some of whom are working to help people like me live three times longer than we might have done 30 years ago.

Long may this progress continue.

If anyone involved in research into treatments for non-Hodgkin Lymphoma ever reads this… “Thank you”

Good news to end the week

Long term readers may remember that I have entered into a routine of having a CT scan in early December prior to one of my six-monthly meetings with my Consultant.

I am pleased to record that my scan is still completely clear and there has been no progression of the disease this year. I am basically in the same condition, if not better, than when I finished with my Rituximab maintenance 3 1/2 years ago. We will have another scan next December, and a mid-year checkup in June, but that’s it.

I am very happy to see my Consultant twice a year for him to tell me that there’s nothing wrong with me. Long may that continue.

More good news is that I’m working from my Mercedes dealer this morning while they finally install the software in the dashboard again. They never did phone me about it, so they do need to get their CS act together.

The bad news is that they are also changing the rear brake pads. The “Get to your dealer pronto” warning lit on the way to France last week. At 24,500 miles. Completely unacceptable.