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Sep 3, 2018
I was diagnosed with Large B Cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma on Friday, June 8th. What a surprise it was to find out the biopsy results after waiting impatiently for two weeks. Action began immediately with blood work and a CAT scan that same day. The next Monday, Don and I met with my primary physician - Dr. Amanda Waltz and referrals were made to Alexandria's Medical Oncology and also Mayo Clinic. Within less than 24 hours, I received a phone call from the Mayo Clinic and appointments were set up for the next week. We prayed that God would provide the right place and the right timing, and it was definitely God's answer to our prayers to get on top of this progressive type of cancer.
We spent June 18th - 20th at the Mayo Clinic with many tests, scans and meeting my new hematologist - Dr. Joseph Colgan. It was an amazing experience to be in the midst of Mayo Clinic with so many wonderful staff assisting with test, scans and screenings. We were happy to find out after three days of testing that the lymphoma cancer appears to be localized in three nodes in my upper breast and arm pit area, which can be treatable with Chemotherapy.
Dr. Colgan's recommendation at this time is to do six chemotherapy every 21 days with a schedule that is always open to change. I was then scheduled back at Mayo to start on Friday, June 29th. On the road to recovery.....