Carl Starkweather

First post: 9/8/2016 Latest post: 9/17/2016
On Tuesday August 30th I
received a diagnosis of Stage 3 Mantle Cell Lymphoma from a General
Practitioner. On Friday September 2nd I had my first visit with my Oncologist.
There I received so much information that it was almost impossible to take it
all in. Fortunately they had
printed handouts with the same information. That day they scheduled four Doctor
Visits for things like bone marrow biopsy and echo cardiograms. Things that are
needed to further define where I am with this disease. They also told me that I
would start Chemo Therapy the week of September 12th. 

I will try and keep a running journal here to describe where
I am in my path to getting better. As I get the results of tests and
appointments I will discuss them here. At last Fridays Oncologist appointment I
learned that Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL) is a treatable condition. No guarantees
that I will see the same results as others just that the odds are high that my MCL
can be brought to remission. 



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On Tuesday August 30th I
received a diagnosis of Stage 3 Mantle Cell Lymphoma from a General
Practitioner. On Friday September 2nd I had my first visit with my Oncologist.
There I received so much information that it was almost impossible to take it
all in. Fortunately they had
printed handouts with the same information. That day they scheduled four Doctor
Visits for things like bone marrow biopsy and echo cardiograms. Things that are
needed to further define where I am with this disease. They also told me that I
would start Chemo Therapy the week of September 12th.

I will try and keep a running journal here to describe where
I am in my path to getting better. As I get the results of tests and
appointments I will discuss them here. At last Fridays Oncologist appointment I
learned that Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL) is a treatable condition. No guarantees
that I will see the same results as others just that the odds are high that my MCL
can be brought to remission.



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