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Non Hodgkins Lymphoma

Posted by @nana36 in Cancer, Jun 7, 2012

I was diagnosed with B Cell NHL in February and began CHOP R Chemo. I just had my 6th treatment. I also take prednisone. I am very anxious. I have chemo brain and often can't remember and get my words in order when telling something. I am also concerned about recent weight gain and constant hunger. My eyesight has also deteriorated and now I find it quite difficult to read smaller print. I am having further tests CT Scan and bone marrow biopsy so decide if I need 2 more Chemo. I also have an appointment with a radiation oncologist to set up radiation for my spinal column. Has anyone had radiation? I also can't sleep much and have a lot of difficulty with regularity.

Tags: sleep problems, Cancer, non hodgkins lymphoma, Chemotherapy, chemo brain, side effects

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Posted by @china, Jun 7, 2012

pray 4 u.


Posted by @piglit, Jun 8, 2012

I am sorry that you are having such a time with your health problems. Just to let you know that your'e in my thoughts. Here anytime if you just need to talk Piglit


Posted by @ceci2814, Jul 12, 2012

Hi nana36. I was diagnosed with NHL in October of 2008. It was also B Cell and was treated with R Chop and radiation along with prednisone. Maybe your doctor didn't inform you but the reason you are having so much hunger is due to the prednisone. Considering it is a sterioid it caused hunger and also created fat deposits in my face (( needless to add my head look somewhat swollen near the end of my treatment)). However it seemed to aid in the treatment. I had several complications during my treatment. In November I got shingles, which is a viral infection. It was horrible and since my body was so weak it damaged a nerve that runs on my left arm. When I first noticed the rash I went to the my doctor and she started me on antibiotics asap but it was too late. It ran its course and till this day I suffer from nerve pain. ( all cases are different, mines was just simply bad) I continued on the chemo untill the middle of January. This is when things took a turn for the worse. I was having rapid heart beat, I went to my doctor and she told me I had a fever. I was hospitalized because as a patient going through chemo a fever is not a good thing. This is when my whole ordeal began. I will make it short and if you have questions feel free to ask. I was diagnosed with PCP, my lungs weren't working , therefore , I was put on a ventilator. I was under this coma like stage for like 7 days. Thanks to God my body was soon able to breath on it's own. But it was a horrible experience bc I had to sign off and give the hospital permission to put me under without knowing when I would see my kids again. 🙁
After the ventilator, I had to start from zero. I had lost all strength. I was sent to a rehab hosptial and came home on oxygen and had a nurse visit me weekly.

I can not say I did this alone. Jesus and my family helped me through this ordeal.
This December will mark 4 years cancer free. I love the Lord.
I am here for you if you need to talk.

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