Terrie Welch

First post: Oct 28, 2020 Latest post: May 27, 2021

I wanted to start this Caringbridge site, to let my family and friends follow my journey.  I appreciate your prayers and concerns, but I’m very upbeat, and prepared for what is placed before me.  I trust in God!!!

A few weeks ago,  a severe pain developed in my left side.  I went to the doctor and was diagnosed with diverticulitis.  I was given a 14 day dosage of antibiotics.  After the 14 days I was still experiencing pain.  I contacted my GI doctor and he ordered a cat scan.  From the cat scan he noticed swollen lymph nodes on the side where the pain was coming from.  He then ordered a biopsy on those lymph nodes.

Monday I received the results.  After meeting with my new oncologist yesterday, he gave me the diagnosis of B Cell Follicular Lymphoma.  He gave me general information but to plan a treatment I need a couple more tests.  I have a Bone Marrow Biopsy scheduled for Tuesday the 27th, and a Pet Scan on Friday the 30th.  With the results of those two tests, I will meet with my oncologist on November 4th, and he will present the plan of treatment.

I have fantastic support!!!  I will update you all as we go.  Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers!!