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dixiegirl
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Hey everyone.  Just thought I'd let you know I got the port, did the ultrasound guided biopsy and day one of chemo done yesterday. I go back this morning for 2nd day chemo.  Am hoping all goes well bit I did get a happy surprise this morning.  Got up t 4 am noticed the egg sized lump in the airmpit went down to a jellybean size Woo Hoo!!

 

Gotta hope the rest of them shrank too.  I am hoping if I do have any side effects that they wait till over the weekend when I don't have to do anything and can enjoy my birthday weekend,

 

I hope everyone is doing well and not dealing with major crisis.  I'll keep you all updated.

 

Thanks

Beth 

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Bill_NC
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Happy Birthday and wish you well. Is just I am confused reading your profile, is this a relapse ? and why it took so long for the treatments.

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dixiegirl
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Hello Bill,

 

Oh heavens yes it's a relapse.  I've been dancing with this stuff since April 7th 2006 and been through a lot of treatments.  I started out with it in my groin, then to hip, then to armpit, close to spine, and lung, then back to armpit, then armpit again and armpit, clavicle and other armpit, with some infiltration possibly to tricep muscle.

 

I am currently on my 6th round of cancer in 7 years.  I am relapse queen unfortunately. I have done cvp&r, radiation, rituxan only for quite a while, rice, auto transplant using BEAC chemo, radiation, and now treanda.  I think that's it.

 

How are you?

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Bill_NC
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You are a fighter, Is that noraml for it to relapse that much. What type of non-hodgkin is it.?

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dixiegirl
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Follicular.  lord i hope this isnt normal for others but seems to be for me.

DadysGirl
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Wishing you continued good results, clean long remission and many many ...happy, happier birthdays with the ones you love and care for...lots of luv..

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COBRA666
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Beth,

  We hate the word relapse. Makes me wonder why you keep relapsing so many times. Have they said why or not? Anyway I am wishing you a Happy Birthday and hope you enjoy it.  John

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illead
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That is way too bad.  Bet you sound cheerier than you really are.  Treanda is a great drug so far, hope it works.  Best wishes to you and don't give up the fight! Bill & Becky

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rescue911chick
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Beth: 

Happy Birthday!!!  I will be praying for no side effects for you so you can enjoy your birthday!!

Sherry

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anliperez915
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Happy Birthday Beth,

Sounds like your treatment is working...I really do hope and pray that this one works for you Beth. You have been through so much, and you are definitely a fighter and such an inspiration to all of us! Take care and please keep us updated (((Hugs)))

Sincerely,

Liz

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Rocquie
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Beth, that is incredible that your under arm lump went from egg size to jelly bean size in 1 day! I know that made you feel happy!

I love those ultrasound guided surgeries. At my hospital the doctors are called interventional radiologists. I've have 7 procedures done that way, with varying degrees of wakefulness. So much better than complete anesthesia. For my port, which took about 35 minutes. I was completely awake; one produre I was completely asleep. 

 

With such a positive start, maybe this will be your ticket. I sure hope so.

(((Hugs))) and happy birthday!

Rocquie

 

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Rocquie
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Beth, that is incredible that your under arm lump went from egg size to jelly bean size in 1 day! I know that made you feel happy!

I love those ultrasound guided surgeries. At my hospital the doctors are called interventional radiologists. I've have 7 procedures done that way, with varying degrees of wakefulness. So much better than complete anesthesia. For my port, which took about 35 minutes. I was completely awake; one produre I was completely asleep. 

 

With such a positive start, maybe this will be your ticket. I sure hope so.

(((Hugs))) and happy birthday!

Rocquie

 

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jimwins
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Eggs to Jelly Beans - a little late for Easter but good news all the same! :).  I keep hearing such good things about treanda.  Big warm hugs to you and of course, Happy Birthday!  I love cake!

Click me :)

 

 

 

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onlytoday
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Beth,

Happy Birthday!! And Congratulations!!  The miracle drug is doing it's thing!!  So happy to hear about the egg to jelly bean shinkage!  May you continue to see amazing results, no side effects and find a lasting Remission.  Praying for that.

Hugs,

Donna

 

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illead
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What else to say?  I think with time it will prove its worth even more. B&B

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allmost60
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Hi Beth,

 Happy Birthday my dear! What a deal! You are such an amazing woman and it just blows me away everything you have and are still going through. I will keep praying that your treaments go well and each new drug will continue to beat the crap out of those lumps. One of these days they are going to disappear and NEVER come back. Take care sweetie...Much love...Sue

(FNHL-2-3a-6/10-age62)

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