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Down With Lumpy - My Hodgkin's Lymphoma Cancer Fight

Down With Lumpy - My Hodgkin's Lymphoma Cancer Fight

By Matt P
In 2015, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma and it changed my life forever...in a good way. This podcast is a revisiting of that experience with detailed information about my treatment, emotions and overall cancer journey, with the added perspective of being a cancer survivor for five years now. Thanks for listening and Down With Lumpy!
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My First Chemotherapy Treatment - #DownWithLumpy Day
In which I get my first dose of ABVD chemotherapy and all my family and friends surprise me with the #DownWithLumpy social media campaign of support! Read the original blog post. Podcast theme music by Rojj from icons8.com Thanks for listening and subscribing! Please share this with anyone you know who is currently fighting Hodgkin's Lymphoma, fighting another type of cancer, or just might find this inspiring. Down With Lumpy!
09:43
June 28, 2021
Port Authority - Matt Gets A Chemo Port
In which I get a chemotherapy port installed in my chest while fully sedated, much to the chagrin of the surgeon, doctors and nurses. Read the original blog post and my Gabe Dixon blog post. See how my chemo port looked like a Chicago Cubs symbol. Podcast theme music by Rojj from icons8.com Thanks for listening and subscribing! Please share this with anyone you know who is currently fighting Hodgkin's Lymphoma, fighting another type of cancer, or just might find this inspiring. Down With Lumpy!
11:07
February 17, 2021
A Few of "My Favorite" Things
In which my wife and I get serenaded by one of my favorite musicians the night before I get my chemo port installed. Read the original blog post and my Gabe Dixon blog post. Watch Gabe Dixon's performance. Listen to Gabe Dixon on Spotify. Podcast theme music by Rojj from icons8.com Thanks for listening and subscribing! Please share this with anyone you know who is currently fighting Hodgkin's Lymphoma, fighting another type of cancer, or just might find this inspiring. Down With Lumpy!
10:22
January 29, 2021
First, We Get A Second Opinion
In which I get a second opinion on my cancer diagnosis from an oncologist at the University of Chicago. Then I get a first opinion from my original oncologist. Read the original second opinion blog post and the first opinion blog post. Music by Rojj from icons8.com Thanks for listening and subscribing! Please share this with anyone you know who is currently fighting Hodgkin's Lymphoma, fighting another type of cancer, or just might find this inspiring. Down With Lumpy!
15:10
December 16, 2020
"Matt Takes Tests Week" Part 3 & 4
In which I get a bone marrow aspiration and a MUGA heart scan. Read the original bone marrow aspiration post and the MUGA scan post. As promised, here is the Bill Nye the Science Guy "Love Shack" parody about your bloodstream. That's gonna be in your head for a while. Music by Rojj from icons8.com Thanks for listening and subscribing! Please share this with anyone you know who is currently fighting Hodgkin's Lymphoma, fighting another type of cancer, or just might find this inspiring. Down With Lumpy!
17:01
October 7, 2020
"Matt Takes Tests Week" Part 1 & 2
In which I get a pulmonary function test and a PET scan. Read the original pulmonary function test post and the PET scan post. Music by Rojj from icons8.com Thanks for listening and subscribing! Please share this with anyone you know who is currently fighting Hodgkin's Lymphoma, fighting another type of cancer, or just might find this inspiring. Down With Lumpy!
12:08
June 23, 2020
My Cancer Diagnosis
In which I officially become a cancer patient fighting Classic Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Read the original blog post. Music by Rojj from icons8.com Thanks for listening and subscribing! Please share this with anyone you know who is currently fighting Hodgkin's Lymphoma, fighting another type of cancer, or just might find this inspiring. Down With Lumpy!
11:02
May 19, 2020
The Uncertainty of the Diagnosis Waiting Game
In which I confront my anxious feelings about awaiting my full cancer diagnosis and discuss the power of prayer. I also look back on a blog comment left on this post by my friend Dana, who faced her own cancer battle, and reflect on the importance of even the most simple outreach from family and friends when you're facing cancer or any other tough life circumstance. Read the original blog post. Music by Rojj from icons8.com Thanks for listening and subscribing! Please share this with anyone you know who is currently fighting Hodgkin's Lymphoma, fighting another type of cancer, or just might find this inspiring. Down With Lumpy!
11:03
May 16, 2020
Baby's First Cancer Surgery
In which I am put under for surgery for the first time in my life, and they take a lump of lymph node out of my neck for further examination. Read the original blog post. Music by Rojj from icons8.com Thanks for listening and subscribing! Please share this with anyone you know who is currently fighting Hodgkin's Lymphoma, fighting another type of cancer, or just might find this inspiring. Down With Lumpy!
14:29
May 9, 2020
Is That A Lump in Your Throat or Are You Happy to See Me?
In which I realize the growing mass in my neck is not normal and finally get it checked out. Oops...it's cancer. Read the original blog post. Music by Rojj from icons8.com Thanks for listening and subscribing! Please share this with anyone you know who is currently fighting Hodgkin's Lymphoma, fighting another type of cancer, or just might find this inspiring. Down With Lumpy!
15:02
April 21, 2020
Down With Lumpy - Revisiting My Cancer Fight (TRAILER)
It was almost five years ago that I fought and beat Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Throughout the experience, I wrote detailed blog posts about my day-to-day experience of treatment as well as the physical, emotional and spiritual sides of my cancer fight. As I (hopefully) come to the five-year survivor finish line in July as officially "cured," I thought I would record audio versions of my blog posts (along with a five-year reflective perspective) so that others could hear my story. I'm especially hopeful that it will reach podcast listeners who are going through this process themselves. Thanks for listening and subscribing! Down With Lumpy! Music by Rojj from icons8.com
02:54
April 12, 2020