Jul 28, 2012 - 9:57 pm
I was diagnoised with Stage 4 Mantle Cell Lymphoma on March 2, 2012. I was given a 3 phase treatment plan. R_EPOCH, Spinal Tap injections of chemo and stem cell transplant.
First phase treatment consisted of 5 days in the hospital for R-EPOCH chemo by IV then 2 weeks out at home for 6 separate treatments. Second phase was 4 Spinal Taps of chemo to keep the cancer from crossing the blood brain barrier and getting to my brain and spine. Third phase is stem cell transplant.
I have completed the first phase. One more spinal tap and phase two will be done. Phase three starts August 9th, 2012 after the CT and PET scan results. I will post again after my stem cell transplant is complete. The doctors told me the side affects. So I prepared for them mentally. I also did a lot of research on the internet for this type of cancer in particular. I am aware of the negative posts and the positive posts.
Witnessing both those who have cancer and have given up and those who have had a positive attitude, those who keep a positive attitude through it all, exercise, drink green teas and juices with pomogranite definitely benefit.
I will continue to post throughout time because I plan on being a surviver.