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Me

Thought you might want to know who wrote these pages.

    Me and my
    Hodgkin's
    Nightshirt
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    Me in a nightshirt. This nightshirt was given to me by my sister-in-law to help me whip my Hodgkin's.


Pathology

During the diagnosis of my Hodgkin's Disease, I had a biopsy of the tumor in my chest (mediastinum). The following pictures were made from the slides of the tissue that was removed during that biopsy:

    Nodular Sclerosing
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    Unlike the normal lymph architecture, this slide shows the presence of wide bands of sclerosis which divide the node into various sized nodules. This is why it is called Nodular Sclerosing Hodgkin's Disease.

    Reed-Sternberg cell
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    The nodules contain numerous cells (mostly lymphocytes) and two distinct types of malignant cells. One of these malignant cells, the Reed-Sternberg cell, are large, frequently binuclear or multinuclear. Reed-Sternberg cells are infrequent.

    Lacunar cell
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    The other type of malignant cell present is the lacunar cell. The lacunar cell has a clear space or lacuna around the cell thus the term lacunar cell.

    Blood Vessel
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    Although not related to the Hodgkin's Disease, I thought this cross section of a blood vessel was interesting.


PFT - Pulmonary Function Test



Gallium Scans

Some pictures from my Gallium scans. This scanner is a modern machine with two sensing heads. This makes it twice as fast as one with one head.

    Gallium One
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    Getting ready for scan. This particular scan will be of the full body top to bottom (front and back views). Heads remain stationary and table moves for this scan.

    Gallium Two
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    Nearing the end of the full body scan. Note the velcro straps used to hold my arms in place.

    Gallium Three
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    My chest scan in is progress here. In this scan the table remains stationary and the heads rotate. This gives a 360 degree view.


Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

Two pictures of my Shingles (Herpes Zoster) outbreak. Many Hodgkin's patients get shingles. While anyone who has had chicken pox can contract shingles, a compromised immune system greatly increases the chances of getting it. As a result, shingles outbreaks are very common in Hodgkin's patients both during and after treatment. I contracted mine about 3/4 of a year after treatment.

    Shingles (Herpes Zoster) One
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    Shingles (Herpes Zoster) on my forehead. Picture taken 1 1/2 days after rash first appeared.

    Shingles (Herpes Zoster) Two
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    Shingles (Herpes Zoster) on my scalp. Picture taken 1 1/2 days after rash first appeared.

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