Buddyritz's Journey with B-Cell Lymphoma

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

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: 6 months ago, Female, Age: 76, Stage IV

  1. 1
    5 months ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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  2. 2
    3 months ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Wife is the patient. I am the caretaker. Our life is doctor's appts. and reduced activity other than necessities. Chemo only-third one is OCT 29th. Complicated by diabetes-Prednsone shoots up the sugar in her and I must monitor it and give her insulin shots.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  3. 3
    3 months ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    I cannot believe what our Oncology doctor told me and my wife. She had a PET SCAN and after only two chemo treatments he proclaimed her cancer free of lymphoma. She had her third one the day that he told her. She must continue her treatments 3 more times, the last one could be New Years Eve. Deo Gratias.

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  4. 4
    about 1 month ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Wife had 5 chemo treatments. One left to get on New Year's Eve. She is diabetic and weak and tired most of the time. She has a port in her chest and must have a Neulasta Device attached to her to get an injection from the device. It has to stay on her for 28 hrs. She has a bad back which acts up occasionally. Her diagnosis is NED just after her second treatment but must continue to the end. Our lives have changed and will be different in the future. I know others have it worse, but we are both 75 years old with all that goes with that age. Just venting now after much hard work to survive. Thanks for reading and some people who have responded to my questions. Joe(her husband)

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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