Things have gone extremely well for me, Jenise. I was fortunate to avoid any significant side effects from the procedure and probably could have gone back to work a month earlier than I did, which was a couple of weeks ago. I've felt as good as ever for quite some time now, and getting back to work was not an issue at all. Hair's starting to grow back, but at this point I'm going with the Walter White look and keeping it clipped very short. It's by far the most fashionable haircut I've had in decades.
So everything's pretty much back to normal now. Tests indicate that I'm officially in remission. The disease will come back one of these days, but it's likely to be a period of years before it does (maybe two, maybe ten). I have to say that feeling normal really feels great.
I've also started a fitness program designed for people who are coming off of cancer treatments. The idea is to get your body as strong as possible, with the idea that this will help extend remission. I'm in it with a couple of women who recently went through breast cancer treatments. Our trainer has both specific education and experience in dealing with cancer patients, so the program is tailored to individual needs. I don't know if there are similar programs to this one in other parts of the country (our is a non-profit called Triumph Fitness), but I would urge anyone who's been through this sort of thing to see if they can find one. I'm already in better shape than I was a couple of years before this whole business started.
Thanks for checking in with me, and thanks to all of you for your support.
"An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a very narrow field" - Niels Bohr