OK, Doc, tell me what I have.

The appointment came and went. 

I can't say I feel like I have all the answers I wanted. The lymphoma specialist couldn't tell me what it is I have exactly, but did narrow it down to a couple areas. For simplicity's sake, let's go with Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL). 

 IN THE DOC'S OFFICE. WAITING FOR *THE ANSWER TO END ALL QUESTIONS* (IT DIDN'T COME).

IN THE DOC'S OFFICE. WAITING FOR *THE ANSWER TO END ALL QUESTIONS* (IT DIDN'T COME).

Also, the bone marrow biopsy came back negative. YAY. That's a good sign. All this makes me Stage Three. 

The chemotherapy regimen will likely be R-EPOCH which is five consecutive days of chemo every three weeks for a total of six rounds. From the way the doc described it, I'll be in-patient for the chemo for at least the beginning. That means more lovely hospital time. Cue cheers!

I'm not sure what to say about coming out of this meeting. Here's me rambling just minutes out of the lymphoma specialist's office...

Ok well Benihana's was packed at 5 pm so we went with authentic Japanese (if you want good Japanese food go to Takara in Japantown SF!). Much better anyway. I'm going to boycott Benihana  now :P.

Moving forward...

Next up... figuring out the fertility and then chemo schedule. But until then... we've got the holidays so I want to wish you all..

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Be together with those who mean the most to you. Don't wait for something to happen to get together and spend precious time together! Just my random two cents ;).

PS: check what I got from my future parents-in-law!

 TWO BEARS!

TWO BEARS!

 THEY SAID THIS ONE IS THE "GET WELL SOON" BEAR + THE OTHER ONE IS WHEN I'M ALL BETTER ;).

THEY SAID THIS ONE IS THE "GET WELL SOON" BEAR + THE OTHER ONE IS WHEN I'M ALL BETTER ;).

Stephanie Chuang