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: 11 months ago, Female, Age: 76, Stage IV

  1. 1
    10 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
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  2. 2
    8 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
    8 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
    6 months 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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  5. 5
    5 months ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    I wish to thank God and His mother for looking after us. I wish to thank the doctor who guided us and recommended the chemo treatment that we finished New Year's Eve. The subsequent tests for my wife, a CAT scan and a PET scan, showed NED. The XXX or purgatory we experienced is over. It all started on the 4th of July last year. We start a new year with hope and cautious optimism. Barring any complications, we have an appointment in 3 months and further testing in 6 months. No one can predict the future or the malady that will eventually kill us, but we can celebrate now for having come this far. Thank you to all the people of What Next that replied to my questions at various times. I wish all the best.

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