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limeylass

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Welcome to the forum . This place has been my saving grace. People here are loving, kind, helpful and yes, funny. Gotta laugh or you cry. Wishing you the best. So much good information to be gained from this forum.
Annette
 

po18guy

Active member
I found this forum by accident, but as I've been reading the posts I'm glad I found it. I was diagnosed with B-cell NHL (diffuse) last June. After 6 treatments of r-chop, I've been diagnosed as being in remission since January. I have a follow-up with my oncologist today, and I'm a little nervous, even though I don't have any symptoms. I know a lot of you go through the same feelings; it's comforting to read your stories.
Hope everyone who reads this is well. God bless you!
Welcome! As to fear of relapse, well, we each deal with that differently. Fear can paralyze and I am slow enough as is. I believe that most relapses are found by symptoms and not by scanning. So, to maintain some semblance of sanity (that's all I ever manage), the motto is:

You do not have cancer until a pathology report says you have cancer."
 

RickOshay

New member
Welcome to the forum . This place has been my saving grace. People here are loving, kind, helpful and yes, funny. Gotta laugh or you cry. Wishing you the best. So much good information to be gained from this forum.
Annette
Thanks Annette! I agree, the people here are really nice and helpful, and the information is a Godsend. All the best to you!
Rick
 

RickOshay

New member
Welcome! As to fear of relapse, well, we each deal with that differently. Fear can paralyze and I am slow enough as is. I believe that most relapses are found by symptoms and not by scanning. So, to maintain some semblance of sanity (that's all I ever manage), the motto is:

You do not have cancer until a pathology report says you have cancer."

Thanks, I really do appreciate the encouragement. I kinda feel like a hypocrite because I tell people a variation of your quote. I always say "it doesn't happen 'til it happens".
I actually think my Oncologist used my seemingly unrelated symptoms as a way to sneak a CT scan through insurance. I guess I'll find out tomorrow at my visit.
Anyway, thanks again!
Rick
 
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