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Doug's Cancer Journey
Oct 29, 2017 Latest post:
Aug 30, 2018
As many of you know or maybe don't, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma on August 16th, 2017. I have already started and completed 3 rounds of Chemo. For the most part I am doing well. As with any Chemo I have my good and bad days. Ranging anywhere from exhaustion, nausea, low blood levels( mainly white blood cell counts, platelets etc). The plan so far is to complete one more round of chemo, then do another PET scan to see if round 5 & 6 are needed or to go on to the next step which will be a Stem Cell Transplant. Setting up this site to keep everyone informed as best we can. Hopefully this will cut down on calls/texts/instant messages to myself and family. This will help put the information out there so it doesn't have to be repeated several times. As well as when I am in the hospital or home trying to get well and not getting contacted as much. I know everyone cares and it is greatly appreciated. Just need to rest as much as possible to get well and hopefully this will help. When I am in the hospital my phone is rarely right by me and out of reach, or I have people in and out of the room at all times for blood work, vitals, doctors visits etc. So I don't have time to answer my phone all the time.