Recovery

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Recovery

by MyCoffeeIsBlack on Sat Nov 20, 2010 04:26 PM

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Hey all!

I just wanted to share some of my own experience here.  I was treated with R-CHOP and radiation therapy (5-weeks of radiation) for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.  I thought I would NEVER feel the same after that.  I had no saliva, and I lost 25 lbs.  But now I am happy to say that I have been given a full recovery! (minus a tooth, but hey, who's counting?)

R-CHOP was no walk in the park, though I do think I tolerated it pretty well.  I had pretty severe chemo-brain for a while, but that (thankfully) faded within the months after treatment.  I was very easily confused while I was getting it.  One time I accidently put a trash bag in the laundry hamper instead of the dumpster.

If you're interested, check out my blog (I just started it).  I will post on it my thoughts, and experiences from cancer treatment and life after cancer.  You can find it at: http://caffeinatedhappiness.blogspot.com/  .

For those of you still enduring treatment, there is hope!  I would have sworn to you years ago that I would not have ever felt the same, but now the whole experience seems so distant.  You just gotta keep your head in the right place, and you will be amazed at what your body can recover from!

Neil

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