Mar 25, 2013 - 2:40 pm
Good Afternoon Everyone!!
I received my 3rd clean scan in a row! The doctors now tell me that I am in remission. I had an Allogeneic stem cell tranplant on July 1, 2011. The lymphoma returned. The cancer doctors activated my Graft Versus Host Disease and I was sick for most of 2012. Now I am in remission but still on cyclosporine and Acyclovir. They just took me off the steroids a couple of weeks ago. I have high blood pressure and an irregular heartbeat. I am taking medications for that. I have problems with my eyesdue to the GVHD but they are healing. I just had a mole removed along with a chunk of skin because the biopsy came back "maybe melanoma". I am still waiting for confirmation from the Mayo Clinic on that one.
Did I tell you that I am in remission though? I feel the best I have felt in 4 years. I am bored staying at home now and want to go back to work. What do you all think? I had Stage 4 Diffuse B-Cell Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. My doctors want me to go back gradually. I am on social security disability and I don't want to mess that up. But, my financial situation needs for me to go back to work full time. Does anyone out there have the experience of going back to work and then having to go back on disability again? I do get fatigued towards the end of the day; but, I think I can handle that. I am an accountant so I sit at a desk all day.
I am curious to see what other survivors have been through.