Jul 11, 2013 - 12:19 am
Hello all. Sending out an update and looking for any wisdom to prep me. June 22nd my case went to Cancer Care. Since then things are moving fast! I have been scanned, poked and drained so many times in past couple weeks. Had tons of bloodwork, MUGA, PET and another CT scan done. Oh how could I forget .... That lovely Bone Marrow aspiration and biopsy was also done. So far, I know that I have aggressive NHL DLBCL stage 3 possibly stage 4 depending on bone marrow results. I will be getting all results on the 18th and discuss everything in full with my nurse and lead doctor. I have volunteered for a clinical trial. Efficacy of subcutaneous Rituximab versus intravenous. I still feel healthy but have noticed what I think might be some slightly enlarged nodes. Plan is to start R-CHOP on July 25th. Will be 6 cycles with 21 days between each cycle. First treatment is expected to take 8 hrs just to monitor for reactions etc
Hope everyone is still fighting the fight strong and hard.