Done With Chemotherapy!

I am thrilled to announce that I am done with chemotherapy!  Hopefully the Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and Burkitt’s Lymphoma are also conquered.  The PET Scan in late January will provide the definitive answer.  For now, I celebrate having chemo in the rear view mirror and being a cancer survivor.  Enduring the CODOX-M/IVAC (Modified McGrath protocol) with Rituxan was difficult.  Thanks though to a wonderful oncologist (Dr. Kukunoor) and teams at Southwest Hematology Oncology and Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Hospital, I have the privilege of writing this blog post.  I am deeply indebted to you all for your medical skill and intensive caring!

This New Year’s weekend I look forward to writing a blog celebrating the birthday of Veterinary Medicine.  To the subscribers of this blog, thank you for your patience these past many months when I could seldom write.  I wish you and your animals the best of health in 2011!


Published by kristennelsondvm

Dr. Kristen Nelson grew up on a farm in Watertown, Minn., where she developed a deep love for animals of all kinds. She received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. Kris then completed a small-animal internship at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City. In addition to writing and speaking, she cares for small and exotic animals in Scottsdale, Az. Dr. Nelson is widely quoted in the media. Her credits include Ladies’ Home Journal, USA TODAY, the Los Angeles Times and numerous radio and television interviews. Dr. Nelson has written two books, Coated With Fur: A Vet’s Life and Coated With Fur: A Blind Cat’s Love. Kris and her husband Steve share their home with rescued cats, birds and a dog.