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    Sherylkaschak asked a questionNon-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)

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      Schlegel

      Are you referring to chemo brain or that you still see yourself as a cancer patient. If the former, I don't know anything about it. If the latter, it will get better. Although my type of lymphoma is not curable, I realized cancer was no longer a big deal for me when I refused to continue Bendamustine treatments. That was about five years post diagnosis. Like some of the other posts, I do recommend that you do get back into life, back to the activities you like.

      11 months ago
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      jhale17

      People who fight a life-or-death battle with lymphoma share an underlying insecurity about the actual state of their health, it's true. But many also share a kind of inner happiness and peace experienced by few others. Survivors often develop the rare capacity to plan for the future and, at the same time, appreciate and enjoy the millions of ordinary moments most people ignore.

      Lymphoma may have stolen your childlike belief that this life will go on forever; however, through your struggle for survival, you've gained something in return, something that cannot be taken away - the unique ability to see the special moments of each day.

      They say we should live our lives not are cancer. I have been doing that for fifteen years and found to my surprise that most of the time everything is all right.

      Good luck on your journey.

      11 months ago
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      BoiseB

      For over 50 years I feared cancer. Then I got cancer. All fear of cancer went away. Then I got a different cancer. And as of yesterday I am 3 years cancer free. I have adopted the attitude "I feel cured therefore I am cured. (Reality I am not dealing with I am stage IV esophageal cancer and Stage II grade 3 Uterine Sarcoma) I have several plans for the future Plan A always derailed Plan B always sucks and Plan C which involves winning the lottery and several other sub-plans
      By the way it might not be necessary for your mind to move forward if taking it one day at a time gives you comfort.

      11 months ago
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    Oh No (Work problems): Got laid off due to economy then started getting back ache. Turns out I had a large tumor growning.

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    Decision Point (What does the future hold for me and my family. Am I going to lose our house due to complication of where the tumor is.): I started losing rapid amounts of weight before diagnosis. Turns out tumor was pressing on my small bowel. Chronic diarrhea. Now extreme gas, diarrhea and bloating. Cannot be in public it's so bad. Will this ever get better. I have small intestone bacterial overgrowth from Gastric bybas 8 years ago that just started when diagnosed with cancer. I was fine up until that point.

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    Celebration (Cancer is shrinking): Tumors are shrinking although not altogether gone but cancer free for now. Currently 9 more months of rituxin.