And may you never need to have the transplant, Harker, but it's an 'insurance' for a rainy day as you say. I'm inclined to try and convince my specialist that i should go ahead with the stem celling, thanks for the reply.
I still can't help feeling as though i need to be doing something (after my last chemo session finishes next week)
I have made an appt with my naturopath and i'm expecting a list of 'don'ts' with regards to food and i guess i will go home with some concoction she will prepare. I'm not sure how prepared i am to make dramatic changes to my diet, as it is i don't drink, smoke and generally eat pretty healthily, not too much take away etc. I am a foodie and tend to make everything from scratch, i don't use pre prepared ingredients i.e. stock, sauces etc, and my parents have a vegie garden so i always have organic vegies to use. I say this particularly as my specialist and nurses keep telling me there is no evidence that alternative therapies make a difference etc.
I realise what is important is to do what i feel is best for me etc, i'd like to ask though, what are people doing after chemo?
many thanks, maryhadalittlelamb
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Thanx for your feedback Harker, Jules2 and Samex. I will look for the CC book you suggest Harker. I can't believe so many of my feelings/thoughts are confirmed/expressed by others.You certainly don't feel lonely belonging to this forum!
Harker (or anyone else) can you describe the stem celling harvest procedure? My specialist told me that it is a very unpleasant and painful experience for the patient. He is planning to get another opinion as to whether i should have it done, even though initially that was the plan. He feels that i have done so well that it may not be necessary etc. I went into remission within 3mths.
I look forward to your feedback once again,
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Hello, my name is Mary and i would like to introduce myself to you in the hope i can understand/share/deal with/conquer and eventually be able to be of assistance to others who have also been imposed of this parasite called 'cancer', my new partner in life.
I was diagnosed with large B-Cell Lymphoma/Burkitt's Like Lymphoma in the bone marrow, in May of this year. I'm at the tail end of the chemo regime and have recently gone into remission. I can describe it as a bad dream and only now have i started to reach out, asking questions, looking to understand this topic in order for me to feel that i may be able to influence its path in the future after the chemo has brought me to this stage, saving my life really!
I would dearly love to chat with others, particularly anyone with similar dianosis and others of course. At the moment, one of my side effects is extreme weakness in the legs which worries me. I'm hoping this is temporary of course, however as all this is new to me and wondering whether it's something i should let take its course or should be doing something about it. I have one more chemo session to go in a couple of weeks to finish the course.
Stem celling my bone marrow is an option my specialist is considering, has anyone had that done? I believe it's a very painful experience. I look forward to chatting to others going through/having gone through this gruelling exprience. Thank you, mary
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