goodtime's Journey with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)

Survivor: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 12 years ago, Female, Age: 71, Stage III

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    • Experience with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma ...
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    When I was diagnosed at 58 years of age, I was dumb founded. I was so upset, my body would not take the Chemo drug, so they had to give me 4 different kinds of Chemo drugs, but it also took 2 settings. I was so uninformed of what was going on I was scared. No one explained to me anything except I had 2 to 5 years to live. (it's been 8). I didn't want to talk to anyone or share, or hear someone's else's experience. I closed myself off, it was easy to do since I lived alone. Chemo scared me, I watched my Mom go thru this till she died. Now I was going to be like her, get sick, loose my hair, loose weight, friends feel sorry for you. Then I changed my mind and attitude. I started laughing again, thinking positive, go thru Chemo treatments. That is why I'm still here, not from what the Doctor told me. I didn't get sick, I didn't loose my hair, and I didn't loose weight. I did not do what Dr, and books say I would. I feel that because I do laugh a lot, and I do feel positive. The day God put me here, he knew how and when I'm leaving.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

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    over 4 years ago
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    Rutuxin

    Clinical Trial

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    over 4 years ago
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    Depression/Anxiety

    Side Effects

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    over 4 years ago
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    I decided to laugh and be positive

    Decision Point

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