Susan Holmberg

First post: Apr 13, 2017 Latest post: Jun 15, 2017
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Five years ago I had just finished up 35 sessions of radiation for DCIS breast cancer. I was pretty smug last year when I hit the four year survival mark. But I knew I was not right. I was stubborn enough to keep complaining and my wonderful Oncologist dug deeper. On New Years Eve 2016  I was was diagnosed with Non Hodgkin Lymphoma follicular. I started Rituxin infusions, which is one of the newest drugs and free of most side effects. The treatments were stopped because the doc felt my counts were not good, but I never really understood that until later.  I continued to loose weight and just could not eat.  At my husbands insistence I dug deeper and  after having lost 30 pounds I went to ER. It seemed like the only way to make people listen.  they first said I had a ruptured Aorta and I said good at least you know it is not me.  Result negative.  I requested another CT scan.   The result a large mass on my stomach and large intestine, which   Kirk and I very unfondly named it Nemo, (which we later renamed to Thor because of the immense size). Well Nemo meant exploratory surgery and four days in the hospital, complete with R-CHOP chemo. I have added my journey postings from but I am switching to this site as it is more interactive.  Rather that repeat all that has been said please visit the other site too, and/or read my journal.   I will continue to add to that one now however, as well.  I believe  you can respond to this one, which the other one you can not make comments.

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