ScrapbookerKay's Journey with Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma

Survivor: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) > B-Cell Lymphoma > Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 9 years ago, Female, Age: 64, Stage III

  1. 1
    about 5 years ago
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    surgical biopsy and bone marrow biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  2. 2
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Not as bad as I imagined it would be. Maked me tired. I'm not a nap taker, but I found myself dosing off a lot. Chemo treatment #4 seemed to be the hardest to recover from, don't know why. I did have problems with mouth sores, but got relief from Ora Jel Mouth Sore Mouth Wash.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  3. 3
    about 5 years ago
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    Mouth sores

    Side Effects

    Of course my hair came out before my second treatment. I had a problem with mouth sores but found a great mouthwash: Orajel Anrtiseptic Mouthwash for mouth sores. It really helped. A nutritionist suggested that the 2 days before a treatment eat high protein and high carbs. My treatment was always Monday, so on Saturday I would have filet mignon and baked potato. I found I had to stay away from fried foods, stomach couldn't deal with it.

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  4. 4
    about 5 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Bought myself a Golden South Sea Pearl necklace. My husband surprised me by inviting family and friends to my first Relay for Life walk. Then he took everyone out to dinner. Wonderful surprise.

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  5. 5
    about 5 years ago
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    Found skin cancer

    Oh No

    Biopsy shows it's basal cell carcinoma. Must have surgery to remove it, then be checked periodically. Surgery is next week and I've opted to stay awake. If I wanted to be asleep, surgery wouldn't take place til october. I just want it over with!

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