Oct 31, 2012 - 2:13 pm
I finished my 6 rounds of R-Chop for my large B-Cell Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The Pet scan showed all clear though the doctor said sometimes it can't show if every single lymphoma cell is gone.
Oncologist is setting me up for a set of 4 shots (1 a week) of Intrathecal Methotrexate (type of chemo) which will be shot into my spinal cord. Risks are headaches and central nervous system infection. It is to keep the lymphoma from going into my brain as the chemo doesn't reach there. Oncologist said it was a lot more of a risk not taking the shots than taking them so I am having her set them up for me starting next week.
I was wondering if anyone else here has taken these shots. What is your opinion about them and what was your reaction to them, etc.??
Thanks for the help!