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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?

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

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

      5 months ago
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    Oh No (Starting chemo next week as Outpatient then three weeks later inpatient): I had no idea I would be spending time as an inpatient three times this summer, plus three OP days, all three weeks apart. Anybody else have there chemo done this way?

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      FLymphoma18

      Bless you. Stay strong remember to eat and have some protein shake ready. I just start journey April 11, 2019. I watched my father fight and loose to pancreatic cancer. It was hard to eat. Keep your strength up by drinking the assure type protein stuff. I have tried a few . Not bad if you can't eat .

      5 months ago
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      LeeAnnP

      I found out when I went in for my 1st treatment that the order was entered wrong and I do NOT have to be in the hospital.

      5 months ago
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    LeeAnnP, You may be overwhelmed right now, but things will get better. I was diagnosed with follicular lymphoma, stage 4, in 2005 at age 60. I've lived a fairly full life since then. I've had three recurrences, on watch and wait for five years now. If you have any questions, please ask, one of us can help.

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      Thank you. This is a weird situation...I have a seven inch tumor in my spleen and a small cyst on my pancreas. Even though it’s been determined as NHL it is not in my lymph nodes or bone marrow. Isolated strictly to those 2organs. They will treat with aggressive chemo since they can’t determine the strain of NHL.

      5 months ago
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