lucifee83's Journey with Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma

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

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Male, Age: 61, Stage IV

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    • lucifee83
    • Experience with Diffuse Large B-Cell...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    had back pain for over a year, doc said it was arthritis. Broke his arm in April, then found compression fractures in spine in late april. Nobody put 2 & 2 together. Went to Georgia to visit our daughter, and he could barely walk. Went to the bathroom, and couldn't get back off toilet. Had broken hip socket. One routine blood test told them he had a super high calcium level, which in turn resulted in cancer diagnosis.

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    External radiation

    Radiation

    14 treatments to reduce cancer in thoracic and lumber areas of his spine.

    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    R-CHOP chemo. Finished 2 rounds so far.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    Low white blood cell counts (neutropenia)

    Side Effects

    each treatment makes him neutropenic.

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    Diarrhea

    Side Effects

    diarrhea got so bad he couldn't control it. Was that way for 2 weeks. He ended up with a klebsiella infection in his blood, brought on by the diarrhea / hygiene issues.

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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

    Side Effects

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

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    Infection

    Side Effects

    Klebsiella, caused by the diarrhea - resulted in 5 day hospital stay.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    Blood Transfusion

    Other Care

    hemoglobin below normal. needs transfusion.

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    Oh No

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