My Check-Up Process

My Check-Up Process

Hi! Welcome back! One of the main questions I get asked is about how my doctor chooses to go about my follow-ups post-treatment. I think that this specific topic varies person by person based on the doctor’s beliefs and course of treatment, but for some insight, I’d love to share my journey with you!

So, what’s your check-up process like? Comment below!

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  • anewmjs45
    5 months ago

    I was going evey month after I relapsed in 2014 I was in a study for 2 weeks which made very sick so Dr stopped it. I’m on inbruvica since 2015 I now go every other month for IVIG infusions and for the first time in 9 yrs I go every 4 months. But I know there will be an end to this pill and on to something else. But to say I can just get on with life has not happened.. the only time I felt that was the 3 year remission I had since side effects are there I have to see other doctors at the cancer center

  • Yolanda Brunson-Sarrabo moderator
    4 months ago

    Hello @ anewmjs45- Thank you for sharing your story. I myself presently embrace the “remission” stage. My story is similar to the author Racheli, where I don’t see my Dr. as often as I did; However, when I do we regroup to discuss the next plan of action. As Anthony mentioned- everyone indeed goes through their own timeline with this. I wish you the best, and understand it’s difficult to predict, even when you’re staged “In remission”. I wish you positive developments as you go through additional treatment.

  • Anthony Carrone moderator
    4 months ago

    Hi @anewmjs45 – Thank you so much for sharing your experience. I know it certainly helps others feel less alone. It is okay to feel that way, everyone has their own timeline of healing and coping. Please know we are always here for you when you need support! Sending positive vibes, Anthony (Blood-Cancer.com Team Member)

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