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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): 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)

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    Buddyritz asked a questionNon-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)

    Weak and tired all the time

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      Gymmom

      I would ask them to keep a close eye on her hemoglobin count (Hgb). I dealt with several episodes of anemia which required blood transfusions. I was told it was pretty common. Here are a few symptoms of anemia: hearing your pulse in your ears, pale inside the eyelids, dizziness, heart pounding when you walk from point A to point B. There are lots of others that you can Google. I was transfused when my Hgb was 7 or 7.5. Some people are transfused sooner.

      Chemo is exhausting in itself, but anemia is also a possibility. Remind her that she's 2/3 of the way through treatment. That's always great news.

      18 days ago
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      HeidiJo

      I had small cell type B Lymphoma. I had R-CHOP chemo. I was also very weak and tired. It did get progressively worse with each treatment. My advice would be to take it as easy as she can...and that it will take a long time to bounce back after treatment. At least it did with me, Tell her to be kind to her body and to listen to what it is telling her. Thoughts and prayers to you both

      17 days ago
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      Buddyritz

      Thank you everyone. More water may be the answer. She was drinking water less than before for obvious reasons.

      17 days ago
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    Celebration (Remission): 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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      Gymmom

      What wonderful news!! I wish her continued good health and the best 2019 ever!!

      about 1 month ago
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    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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    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.