Sep 02, 2012 - 8:53 pm
I am new here. I live in Southern California. I was diagnosed in May with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma Diffuse Large B Cell. I had pain in my lower spine and hip area and that alerted me to find someone to diagnose what it was. It was a surprise because I was being diagnosed with arthritis, sciatica, and a host of other ailments until an orthopedist took an MRI and found the area on my spine was affected. I just had my third treatment of RCHOP and am due for my fourth treatment week after next. I had a PET scan this last week but have not received the results yet.
I am glad to have found a forum where others would understand how this feels to be diagnosed, treated, and live with something both physically and mentally. I have really good days and then my energy is completely gone on others. The first two treatments were not that bad but the third one was the worst yet. I have a wonderful husband, daughter and son who support me and I am greatful for that.