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  •  Hey, teach. (12+ / 0-)

    Please let her know that chemo isn't that bad.  I did it for six months every other week, and never once got sick.

    Funny that just tonight, I was reminded what a great husband I have by a bad experience a friend is having  going through a divorce.  It reminded me how blessed I am.

    You hang in there.  You are one of the good ones.  Leaves is fortunate to have you.  You are both blessed.  Don't forget that.

    •  I too had over 6 months of chemo.... (14+ / 0-)

      for lymphoma and made it through OK, still working.  I did have some nausea and lots of tiredness and physical depression.  But overall, not as bad as I feared it might be.  They have effective anti-nausea drugs and hey, hair grows back.  There are some newer biological therapies which are quite effective.  It may be some time until they get the results from the biopsies- they do a lot of specialized tests on some of them to figure out the correct approach.  It is too soon to say good news, but at least it seems to be primary and not a metastatic tumor to the bone- those can be bad news.  Let us know as you find things out- there are lots of folks here with specialized knowlege willing to share.  Hoping for the best for both of you.  My spouse, who also had lymphoma, told me he was less stressed in his own 6 months of chemo than he was during mine.  And honestly, that was true for me as well.  And here we both are, in remission for me and cured for him.  So there is hope.

      You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad. Aldous Huxley

      by murrayewv on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 05:44:18 PM PST

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