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    Hi Paulawith2.....I was diagnosed stage 4 diffuse large b-cell back in June, 2015 at age 63. I'm still in remission. You can ask anything here. This site helped me tremendously and I hope you will lean on the wonderful people here as they all understand. Meanwhile, I'm cheering for you. Gymmom aka/Donna

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    BTW, I was 63 when diagnosed. - Donna (aka/Gymmom)

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    Hi LeeAnnP, Yes it is shocking to hear this, and treatment seems daunting. I was diagnosed in 2015 with diffuse large b-cell lymphoma, stage IV. My first round of chemo was in the hospital. It lasted 5 days 24/7. Then I waited 21 days and had another round of chemo for 5 days 24/7, except this time I opted to do it at home on a pump. All total I had 6 rounds with 5 of them being in home. I found being at home really helped my mood and allowed for a lot more rest. Has your doctor mentioned an in-home pump?

    I had R-Epoch. Many people have R-Chop, but mine was extra aggressive. If I can answer ANY questions, feel free to reach out. Also, there are so many others on this site who can help guide and get you through it.

    Best wishes,
    Donna (aka/Gymmom)

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      Gymmom

      I hope you will keep me posted if you care to share. Generally, lymphoma is considered a treatable cancer. As you go through treatment, don't forget there are so many people on this site who are willing to encourage and help you out by sharing their own experiences. You are by no means alone. When do you actually begin treatment?

      about 1 month ago
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      Gymmom

      By the way, are you getting a port put in? That makes the delivery of chemo so much easier.

      about 1 month ago
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      LeeAnnP

      I had the port put in last Monday (4/22) and my first chemo was Thursday. Thank you!

      about 1 month ago