Well, I returned from the Oncologists office, and I really, really like my Dr. She is extremely nice as is the nurse there that will be working with me. I had a good experience, the whole office was very nice.
I have Non Hodgkin’s lymphoma stage four…meaning it is not just located in my stomach, other areas including my lungs.
Tomorrow I have lab for hepatitis B and hepatitis C. I am a baby boomer and she needs to know if I have any of this.
I am also extremely anemic and will be getting a series of 7-10 shots of vitamin B-12 and Leukine…
The office is submitting the treatment plan for authorization to my insurance company for chemo therapy. Those drugs will be Rituxan and Bendamustine.
The Dr. wants my treatment to begin next week.
I inquired about a couple of things suggested by friends for my treatment…Vitamin B17 and Cannibus Oil. Both were no, no’s for my particular cancer diagnosis.
I asked about my hair…will I loose my hair? The Dr. said most likely thinning, and too…everyone responds differently to chemo therapy. It should grow back.
I have several packets of information to absorb today, and mentioned to my mother…I had better get out my crochet hooks!