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Plymouthean
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Joined: Jan 2004

Hi Folks. My "Newbie/Veteran" description sounds confusing, so let me explain. I recently celebrated five years survival of lung cancer. On the day of what should have been my last visit to the oncologist, I was diagnosed with NHL. I'm having a PET scan tomorrow, and by 11/14 I'll have the "straight scoop" on my diagnosis and treatment plan.
I've been a veteran on the lung cancer board, and now I'm a newbie with you folks. I'll be looking for a lot of help, and I know I can depend on you. I'll be in touch.

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Kanort
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Joined: Jan 2004

Hi Ernie,

I am so terribly sorry to read of your diagnosis with NHL. It was so wonderful to meet you in Washington and to hear of your victory over lung cancer.

I know this comes as a shock, but I am confident that you will meet the beast head on again and be the winner.

I will stay in touch. Please know that you are in my heart and prayers.

Hugs,

Kay

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Joined: May 2006

Hello Ernie,

I am sorry to hear about this new diagnosis. Please let us know if we can be of any assistance to you. Know that Greta, Jose and myself are sending good thoughts your way.

Take care,

Dana

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Plymouthean
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Joined: Jan 2004

After seeing the results of last week's PET scan, things seem optimistic. Thanks for your concern, support and well-wishes. I'll keep you posted.
Ernie

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nikkismom
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Joined: Dec 2003

Hi there so very sorry to hear to hear you have got bad news on a day you were supposed to get the great news you have been waiting for. I am in 3 yrs of remission so far from NHL. I was in stage 4. I am here for you, if you need to talk. Prayers to you.

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Plymouthean
Posts: 264
Joined: Jan 2004

Hi, and thank you for your response, prayers and encouragement. I'm meeting with my oncologist on Dec 5th, and I will finally have a firm, detailed diagnosis. When I have that, I'm sure I'll have a lot of questions for you. Things seem pretty positive at this point, so I'll go with that, for now.
I'll be in touch.

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nikkismom
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Joined: Dec 2003

prayers and thoughts are with you
Charlene

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nhl2002
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Joined: Mar 2004

Sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis. I'm 4 years out of my NHL diagnosis and surgery. My prayers are with you. Let me know if there is anything I can assist you with. Cheers, Rich

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Plymouthean
Posts: 264
Joined: Jan 2004

Hi everyone.
I'm coming up on my third chemo treatment. All seems to be going well. This chemo is NOTHING like what I received for NSCLC. (That was a "whole nuther story".) I have no apparent side effects. The oncologist says that my bloodwork is "fantastic". The affected area, which was initially very firm to the touch, is now much softer, - a sign that the treatment is working. What (mild) pain I did have is gone. I'll have a scan right after the next chemo, which will be more definitive.
So, with things going so well, I'm able to continue my participation in CSN.
Thank you all for your help and support.
Still pumping out the lemonade!!!
Ernie

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nikkismom
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Joined: Dec 2003

hi there Ernie. that is awesome to here you are doing so well. I was wondering about you. Oh sorry this is Charlene (nikkismom) . Stay strong, attitude has alot to do with it. I was very greatful when my abdomen started to soften up when I was going thru chemo myself. Keep the faith and never never give up we are all survivors.

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