A 3-legged stool doesn't wobble.
3 most important words you can ever say to someone "I LOVE YOU."
3 little birds! EVERY LITTLE THING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT!
3 flavors of ice cream in a banana split!
When emoticons came out, 3 is half of a heart! <3!!
When I was a pitcher in high school, 3 strikes and the batter was OUT!
I could go on and on and on....
..so today when we were shown to room 3, I knew every little thing was going to be alright!
STAGE 3A!! YAY! And NOT AGGRESSIVE!
Dr. Kritz showed us the Pet Scan (and let me just say, I looked pretty good in 3-D - lol!) and the NHL is primarily Big Bertha. She is a BEAST and when we looked at the "slice" view from the CT scan, there were some slices where she took up my entire insides, but she has nice round edges, and is definitely conquerable. She will probably be with me forever because she is so gargantuan, but she will NOT always be active. Chemo will NOT be her friend. Her life span just got shortened.
So, now the answer to the question SOOOO many people have been asking about.... TREATMENT:
We're going to start with 6 rounds of Rituxan + Bendamustine. Both of these are called "targeted therapy", meaning they know how to find Lymphoma. They won't mistake other fast growing things in my body, like hair, as Cancer. They know Lymphoma (...can you just feel Big Bertha's blubbery butt quivering as I type this?!!!).
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