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2019 (2)

September (2)

Share your funny chemo brain stories!: Hi all, I was chatting with my mother in law this morning (she's battling stage 4 BC) and she was re...
Four year remission anniversary : I’m officially in my fourth year of remission. Seems like the further away it gets the less I thin...

2018 (2)

September (1)

Three year anniversary : So this is actually a day late but I was busy celebrating three years in remission as of yesterday! ...

March (1)

Keto, Paleo diets and Cancer: Just curious if anyone is following a Keto, Paleo or other anti-inflammatory diet for cancer?  I ha...

2017 (3)

July (1)

Two years later...the end of maintenance!: Today marked my last day of immune therapy!  Happy dance over here!  I got a new certificate and s...

May (1)

Follicular Lymphoma folks...: "For One Hematologist, No Disease Progressions in Follicular Lymphoma With Rituximab Maintenance" I...

February (1)

Two years: February 24, 2015 I was officially told I had cancer.  They had told me they suspected cancer befor...

2016 (3)

December (1)

Seasons Greetings: Hello BFAC Friends, it's been a while since I have posted but I've been checking in.  I wanted to ...

August (1)

The Good and the Bad: Hi everyone, wanted to post an update. The good first:  We went out to California for a family reu...

April (1)

Rituxan Maintenance - 4/24 complete: Haven't posted in a while, although I do still check in.  It's been an up and down few months.  I...

2015 (19)

December (1)

TED talk - Fighting Cancer: I love the TED radio hour.  My commute is an hour plus each way so I often listen to podcasts to he...

November (1)

Anyone heard of the Dreamlab App?: I recently read an article about a phone App that lets you use your smart phone to help cancer resea...

September (2)

Fred is dead, NED is my new man!: I went for my end of treatment PET today.  My follow up with the doctor isn't until next Monday tho...
Rest in Peace, Mike: Our friend Mike Falcone (Falcz) lost his battle with mantle cell lymphona on August 30th.  He fough...

August (1)

Treatment Recap - Bendamustine and Rituximab: I wanted to write down my experiences and side effects of bendamustine and rituximab.  When I start...

July (2)

Chemo 5 of 6, Done: Just wrapped up #5, closed the joint down with my rituxan yesterday but no reactions so I'm happy. ...
Bye Bye Stent!: I had my ureteral stent removed today!  Oddly enough, I had to have surgery to have it put in, but ...

June (3)

Chemo 4 of 6, done: Not terrible this time.  Had another long first day since they didn't take the rituxan over 125.  ...
Drop Dead Fred: Got my CT results today.  Fred was originally 10cm, he is now 2.4cm!  My oncologist said he is ver...
Another person with scanxiety!: Had my CT scan this morning to check on old Fred the tumor.  Of course I won't get the results unti...

May (2)

Chemo 3 of 6, done - aka - No Passing Out!: Hit the half way mark today, knock on wood.  The nurses had a plan of action to get that IV in.  O...
A Great Day: I had a great day today.  We went to one of my best friends wedding.  It was held along side the C...

April (1)

Chemo 2 of 6 done, and it was a doozy: Had a heck of a week, so happy to be through it.  Was supposed to start chemo this past Tuesday and...

March (5)

Superficial Thrombophlebitis: My left arm where I got my Chemo two weeks ago has been bothering me.  I can actually see the site,...
Chemo 1 of 6, done: Just finished day two of my first treatment of Bendamustine and Rituximab.  The Rituximab was the w...
Apparently too soon for Cancer Jokes: My ureteral stent procedure was moved up to this previous Wednesday to help my poor left kidney that...
Give it to me straight people!: I'm going to start off by saying that everyone commenting on my previous post was right.  When the ...
Bone Marrow Biopsy and More Waiting: Bone marrow biopsy was today.  It was not nearly as bad as I thought it would be.  So surprised th...

February (1)

What happened to my life?: I started this journey in early January with the thought that I had a UTI.  My only symptoms were...
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Vital Info

Posts

February 25, 2015

Maryland

January 23

Cancer Info

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

follicular

February 24, 2015

Stage 3

over 6.1

Rituxan

the unknown

Prayers and good wishes

offer to clean some dishes, bring dinner. basically help my husband please.

Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center

August 5, 2015

Nausea, fatigue, lower back pain, night sweats

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