bambi68's Journey with B-Cell Lymphoma

Spouse/Partner: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) > B-Cell Lymphoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: almost 5 years ago, Male, Age: 47, Stage III

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    • Experience with B-Cell Lymphoma
    over 4 years ago
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    Misdiagnosed

    Oh No

    Thought it was a back injury & after several visits to different Dr.'s & physical therapy an MRI showed a large area of cancer

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    over 4 years ago
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    spial surgery to relieve pressure on nerves from cancer...walking had become impossible & bladder & bowel were shutting down

    Procedure or Surgery

    Not only did husband have to begin chemo for cancer in several different areas but he had to heal from surgery. He also suffers from Crohns disease

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Experience with B-Cell Lymphoma
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    We go into hospital every 2 weeks for 5 days/24 hr a day chemo. We are headed to treatment #4. Also go to Dr. office 3 times a week to be hydrated & recieve magnesium infusions. Blood pressure is LOW & heart rate is HIGH...may need hydration infusions daily.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • Experience with B-Cell Lymphoma
    over 4 years ago
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    Diarrhea

    Side Effects

    Dr. not sure how much diahrea is from chemo & how much is from Crohns. Has lost 65 lbs. & is not eating well for 4 to 5 days in middle of time off from chemo. Has some issues still with legs & numbness to part of chin...? some sort of nerve damage. Very fatigued.

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