Non Hodgkin’s lymphoma stage four

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!

19 thoughts on “Non Hodgkin’s lymphoma stage four

  1. Hi Sandra! I am glad you are pleased with your medical team. I am also glad that the doctor is ready to get busy with your treatment. I know you have a lot to digest. I am here if you want to talk. Just let me know, day or night. I will keep you in my prayers. God bless you.
    💖💖💖💖💖

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    • Thank you so much dear Marie! Yes, I am most pleased, and earlier this evening my treatment has been approved/authorized by the ins., they gave me a call and had already contacted the Dr. Yes, I will keep in touch, your always so happy and positive and have been with me every step of the way. Your support and prayers have been such a comfort. I don’t ever feel alone. Apron girls we are!! Love and hugs to you Marie ❤

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  2. Dear Sandra, Sounds like you have a very good Dr. I am glad for you that you can step forward now and get the proper treatment that you need. You have a lot to digest with this visit. You are in my prayers and thoughts throughout each day. The Lord is with you each step of the way. I Love You and I’m here for you. xoxo

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    • Dear Susan, my insurance called earlier in the evening and said my treatment has been approved/authorized. I am very happy about this. My Dr. wants to begin my treatment next week. Lots of shots, injections of B12, iron and Leukine. Tomorrow I am calling them regarding transportation to and from for the first visit…their other office in another city. The road I need to travel is brutal…nobody drives the speed limit and accidents on that road everyday. I get 30 transports a year, but I need to find out if they are two and from or one or the other! Sister can’t because they have appointments all next week with my nephew…he is having a heart procedure done. I want to be there for him too. He is just 12 and has a heart issue. For the first chemo treatment, I don’t know how I would be feeling to drive anyway…so transportation will be best. My first chemo will be 4-5 hours at that facility. Scary stuff! I talked to a lady today, very nice with cancer and she was getting chemo, says she has never gotten sick! She was much older than I am was reading a book….big smile on her face, so nice to talk to. I love you too Susan, and your support, love and prayers mean much to me. Thank you so much ❤

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      • Hi Dear Sandra.Could one of your neighbors drive you, if needs be? Also, I use to use a service when we lived up in Atlanta called “Cats”. Through my medicare I was able to have a Cats van come and pick me up for my procedure and then when I was done they would pick me up and bring me home. I would think that there is such a service in your area as well, or something like it. Check with your Dr’s office. It was covered by Medicare, but there was a very small fee when I would get on the van and then on the return trip. Just a couple of bucks, if I remember correctly. Praying for you and love you so much. xoxo

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      • Hello dear Susan. The service is American Logistics Company. I am calling today after I get back from the lab. The neighbor I would be asking is in another city with his sister, she is in the hospital with her cancer. She has been there for sometime and also with a broken pelvic bone. He has been gone all week, his father is home…but elderly and I wouldn’t ask him. He is very upset about his daughter. I don’t have to pay anything for the transportation, I just need to make an appointment…but I also need to know if it is both ways. I could drive myself if I had to, however with all of the shots I am going to have and the chemo therapy, I don’t think I should. Other patients are driving, I met one yesterday…she has been on chemo therapy for some time, but she is also like me local. It is just for this first time because this local facility is completely booked for next week and the Dr. wants me to begin this next week. So I am sure it will all work out. I will let you know what I find out. Love and hugs to you dear Susan. Your an absolute angel xoxo ❤

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