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1 week post chemo 5.

Just about feeling ‘normal’ again. The chemo anxiety was so horrendous this time, i had chemotherapy related nausea and sickness for 4/5 days. 151 more words

Frustrated, Scared, and a Lot of Other Emotions

Since day one of my diagnosis, I have not been allowing myself to feel scared or even admit there was any fear. After getting my Port-a-Cath placed this all started to become more real for me. 458 more words


One More To Go

As I reflect on my Hodgkin’s Lymphoma journey and realize that I am down to my last chemo treatment this coming Friday, it is still surreal to me that I’m even a cancer patient. 377 more words

Medical Updates

CAR-T cell cancer immunotherapy

Guests: Dr. Jonathan Serody, Elizabeth Thomas Professor of Medicine, Microbiology, and Immunology, UNC School of Medicine, Associate Director for Translational Research, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center; Dr. 86 more words


CHEMO - TREATMENT TWO / DAY TWO - My Chemo Drugs: Rituxan and Bendamustine

In my previous blog posts, I mentioned the names of the drugs that I was being administered, but never explained their purpose.  Today’s post is a short bio-chemistry lesson folks, and since we don’t have direct access to Father Ferrence at Bonner, Wikipedia references will have to do.   407 more words



The one we’ve all been waiting for……
Yesterday I received this results of the PET scan I had done on Friday.

My consultant is very honest with me and she said she was not feeling optimistic because the tumor in my chest was so big on the previous scan. 236 more words


Wow! What a difference twenty-eight days can make!

Today’s Rituxin / Bendamustine infusions went smoothly. Very smoothly – thanks to the one week Claritin and two day Prednisone pretreatment… The Rituxin was administered in just five hours without any drawbacks as was a quick 45 minute Bendomustine drip which followed immediately. 127 more words