Author: Furry Monkey

QUESTIONS

There are lots of questions you will feel you need to ask your Doctor at your appointment. I found the best thing to do is to write them all down and ask them. Once you have answers to your questions, it puts your mind at rest about things. This list will be ever growing and […]

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PICC LINES

So, you’ve been told you’ll be having a PICC Line inserted. What does it mean? What will it do? How does it work? All sorts of questions, and hopefully, here are some of the answers for you. A PICC is a long, flexible tube that is put into a vein in your arm and threaded […]

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NHL STAGES

Well you now have the diagnosis of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. This isn’t where it ends and treatment begins, I’m sad to say. There are lots more tests you need to have to correctly identify the grading and stages of NHL. This ensures that the best treatment can be diagnosed for you for YOUR type of NHL. […]

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NHL FOR BEGINNERS

I found this article on the internet which explains Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma for beginners. A sort of “Idiots Guide To NHL” sort of thing. I have acknowledged the copyright, if this is you please contact me. First of all, lymphoma is not a disease of the lymphatic system. It is a disease of lymphocytes, a form of […]

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NHL STARS

NHL is more common amongst the stars than you think. How many of this listing did you know about? If there are any others you know of, let me know. “The public seems to believe that NHL is something that happens to someone else. I know that I did not give it a moment’s thought until […]

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MY RIGHTS

As a patient, whether it is on a private scheme basis or through the NHS, you have RIGHTS. As you read my website, and in particular my diary, you will notice that my RIGHTS have been VIOLATED several times by Doctors and “health professionals”. At the time I was too ill to “fight my corner”. However I now realise that […]

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NON-HODGKINS OR HODGKINS LYMPHOMA…?

When you hear the diagnosis of a Lymphoma – either Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma or Hodgkins Lymphoma you may never have heard of it before – this is not unusual with Lymphomas! It is very natural to feel fear, anxiety, despair and even hopelessness. The more you know about something, the less afraid and anxious you are […]

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LYMPHOEDEMA

Lymphoedema. What is it? How do you get it? How did I get mine? I got it as a side effect of radiotherapy, along with cellulitis. It is called “secondary lymphoedema” when it is a side effect of radiotherapy. It is very painful for me, and although I was originally told it is only temporary, I […]

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GALLBLADDERS

So why is there a section on gallbladders and their associated problems in a mainly Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma related website you ask? Well the reason is, my furry friends, that I finished my radiotherapy and within a week I was in bed dosed up on morphine in extreme pain. It was the start of my gallstone/gallbladder […]

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