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My Journey

So, my journey started in 2015, 2 weeks after my mother passed away from cancer. Needless to say, I was in a cloud the two years I battled my lymphoma.

I was told I had stage 4 and started chemo in January. I was diagnosed on December 26th. I went through a depressing state because I wasn’t able to mourn my mother since I was fighting my own battle.

I felt a hole was in my heart.

Battling cancer and loss

I did my treatments and maintenance ended in May of 2018, after two years – 1 year of chemo and Rituxan, then 1 year of just Rituxan. Then, in October 2018, I lost my father to cancer.

It has been the worst three years of my life. While I am blessed to have no activity of cancer right now, I only pray it never comes back. But who knows. So this is my story.

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  • Ann Harper moderator
    6 months ago

    Try to stay positive. There is no activity of cancer – that’s wonderful. I will say a prayer that it remains that way. I’m sorry about the loss of your parents. Time will help with your pain.

  • Yolanda Brunson-Sarrabo moderator
    7 months ago

    @pugmommy – I’m so sorry for your any losses. Cancer really stinks!!! It’s even rougher when your core family members are also battling cancer. I’m praying for you that your cancer stays at bay. I’ve lost my mom as well, I know it can be really tough, to grieve and go through the process of your own situation. Hugs!

  • bluchs
    7 months ago

    May God Bless You and keep You cancer free.
    You are not alone.
    Cancer does seem to be hereditary.
    I lost My mother, 2 aunts, 1 uncle and 3 cousins to cancer.
    I also fought Lymphoma, at first stage 4.
    Then full remission.
    Now I am terminal.
    But, I have been terminal for 21 months now, I am still here, fighting and Praying for a miracle?
    Don’t ever give up, perhaps, you have already received your miracle?

  • pugmommy author
    7 months ago

    I can only hope it is a miracle i will pray for you i know my parents are watching over me i am blessed

  • bluchs
    7 months ago

    Thank You for your Prayers

  • Anthony Carrone moderator
    7 months ago

    @pugmommy – I’m so sorry to hear about what you have been through these past three years. I wish I could give could give you a big hug 🙁 I am keeping you in my thoughts and sending positive thoughts to you that you will continue to show no activity of cancer. Our community is here for you – you are certainly not alone. Thank you for being open about your story and sharing with the community. I know it also helps others feel less alone. Sending virtual hugs and positive vibes, Anthony (Team Member)

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