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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): My husband just completed his 1st round of chemo-Bendeka and immunotherapy-Rituxan. He was really tired after yesterday, took 6 hrs. Slept for 2 hrs when we got home and then was much better. Today was just the chemo. Not as tired. He did not experience any other side effects. Yay!!!

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    Good morning/afternoon from BARB in Omaha, NE. I wanted to reach out as I also was diagnosed with Stage 4 mantle cell lymphoma one year ago. I want to let you know that it is NOT a horrible treatment. I learned that this type of cancer typically strikes men age 65 and older ... but I am a woman and was diagnosed at 62 ... and LUCKY to have been diagnosed at all! I completed 6 months of the chemo (which did not make me sick at all ... I did not lose my hair ... was just tired) and then it was determined I was too high of a risk for the stem cell transplant. Now that was mainly because I also have A Fib and an "undetermined" breathing issue (shortness of breath) that would have made the procedure pretty dangerous for me ... so ... in February while things looked bleak ... in June I was given a miracle of being cancer free. This site will be an incredible resource for you. You can ask any question and get frank responses from people who are going through the same thing. What I learned is this: NEVER EVER EVER GIVE UP! NEVER EVER EVER STOP FIGHTING! You can't win the war if you don't fight the battles! God Bless and remember ... YOU ARE STRONGER THAN YOU THINK!

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    BuckeyeShelby wrote on Debech's wall

    Hi Debech. Welcome to What Next. There are lots of great people here. If you have any questions, please use the question tab above -- that way everyone will have access & you'll get a quicker response. I'm glad you found us but sorry for the circumstances that led you here. Good luck with your chemo. For me, I was scared to death until my first chemo -- it was NOWHERE near as bad as I imagined it.

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    Hello and welcome, we are happy to have you with us. Please feel free to join in the conversations. Here is a link to our cancer dx page for your type of cancer. Take a look at it to get you started on some information. You will notice at the bottom of that page 4 of our active users who have had that journey already, you may wish to contact them for their experience and wisdom. Also, I encourage you to go to the questions page now by clicking on the questions tab at the top of the page and post what is the most pressing issue you have right now. This will introduce you to the community and get you started with the help you need right now.


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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): 1st treatment next week

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      YOU CAN DO THIS! It's scary ... but only the 1st time ... after that you'll know better what to expect. STAY STRONG!

      5 months ago
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