In September I was diagnosed with lymphoma. We've spent several weeks running tests to determine the type of cancer and how far it has spread. It is the same type that I was treated for in 2017, and fortunately, is not in my bone marrow like it was the first time.
The plan for now is that I will have 3 rounds of chemo, followed by 2-3 weeks in the hospital in Omaha to do a Stem cell rescue. That will be followed up by 3 more rounds of chemo and then the medical team will replace my rescued Stem cells to jump start my immune system.
Last time I did pretty well during the chemo treatments. Fingers crossed, that will be true this time too, even though I'll be given a different "cocktail" of chemo drugs. I do know that each treatment will be over the course of two days this time.
This Tuesday Tina & I will meet with the staff at Nebraska Hematology & Oncology for Patient Education to learn what to expect from this particular combination of medications. On Friday I will have the chemo port placed in my chest. I'll start chemo the following week.