I have Cancer. I was actually diagnosed last year, around August. It is a blood cancer: High-Grade Non-Hodgkin’s B-Cell Lymphoma. But I didn’t want to make big news of it then because the prognosis (chance of survival) was really good – close to 80%. I thought I’d just get over it, then crack on with my stuff. So I went through about 4 months of Chemotherapy, and it went well for a while, but then it stopped responding.
My prognosis dropped rapidly, since the “1st Line” treatment failed. Now things are a lot more serious: I currently in hospital doing my “2nd Line” treatment of even STRONGER Chemotherapy, soon to be followed by Radiation Therapy for 4 weeks, and probably a Stem Cell transplant a month after that. Even with that, the odds are still against me because my tumor was 14cm (!) across when I was first diagnosed.
I don’t really want to make a big deal out of this since it’s not Game Development related – but it will probably have an effect on production schedule, blog updates, etc. so I felt it was necessary to provide explanation. That is all; I’m not looking for pity, or support or anything like that.
Here is my X-Ray from August. The big white blob on the left of the picture is the tumor. Anyway, this’ll probably be the only post on this matter. I’ll keep future updates strictly Game Development related.
UPDATE: Thanks for all the responses everyone! I want to reply to each one individually but there’s so many, so I thought I’d write this here. I didn’t really expect anything, but it does feel nice to know that you care :)
Well, here’s some good news. I have finished the first round of DHAP (which is a stronger chemotherapy than the first one). Now, if a patient’s disease is refractory (resistant to treatment) to the first one – like mine was – then the chance of DHAP even working is a meagre 10-20%.
But I just got the results in today, and it’s WORKED FOR ME! It killed about 66% of the Cancer on the first go. I’m going to have another round, then radiotherapy and then a Stem Cell transplant. Hopefully, that’ll make it go away and never return. :) I want to finish Sinjid before the Transplant, because when that happens, I’ll need to be in the hospital for a whole month.