Biopsy Results Received: Large B-Cell Lymphoma

We got the results of the biopsy. It’s Large B-Cell Lymphoma.

So, we’re not doing surgery after all. Treatment is chemo, possibly chemo and radiation. My case is being transferred to Emory’s Winship Cancer Institute. They’re supposed to contact us tomorrow.

Chemo.

I’m…kinda numb right now.

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53 Responses to Biopsy Results Received: Large B-Cell Lymphoma

  1. It just means you know the enemy’s name now, Eugie. YOU are more of a badass than it is.

  2. Ruth DJ says:

    I’m praying and believing that it will be completely handled by the chemo and meds. And there are a bunch of clinical trials going on so you DO have options. Hang in there! <>

  3. Anne O'Connor says:

    The good news is, no surgery. You have every right to be numb. I remember that feeling. It’s a cliché, but you feel like it’s happening to someone else, and you are just an observer. “All will be well, and all will be well, and all manner of thing will be well.” — Julian of Norwich (a female)

  4. deb hoag says:

    I had cancer back in the eighties – it was diagnosed while I was pregnant with my daughter, so I waited for treatment until after I had her. I spent the whole nine months petrified, and then everything came out fine. Lesson: not one bit of worry and fear influenced the outcome, but it did keep me from enjoying the time I was pregnant. Live in the now, as much as you’re able. Let the outcome take care of itself, sweetie. God bless.

  5. Good luck with the treatment, Eugie.

  6. Amber Green says:

    One more answer. Information is power.

  7. Jenn Reese says:

    Sending good thoughts.

  8. Lon Prater says:

    Terrible to hear, Eugie. Be strong and fight hard.

  9. Sending heaping loads of good thoughts. You can do it.

  10. Diane Hughes says:

    I think you and I have met briefly at DragonCon a few times. I just want you to know that I’m following your personal story and hoping that “All will be well, and all will be well, and all manner of thing will be well” for you. I just bought your bought “Mortal Clay, Stone Heart and Other Stories in Shades of Black and White.” I was looking for something new to read tonight. Thank you for inspiring me to buy your book.

  11. Sending good thoughts.

  12. Melissa Mead says:

    FWIW, my dad was treated for a combination of Large B and small B recently, and his doctors told him Large B was the easier kind to treat. (He’s fine now.) Sending good thoughts for you.

  13. Teresa Howard says:

    Sending you hugs and healing love.

  14. sending healing energy your way

  15. I’m so sorry to hear this. Sending you some good energy.

  16. I’ll be thinking about you. *HUGS*

  17. Hang in there, Eugie; me and a lot of other folks are pulling for you.

  18. Eugie, you will beat this, and then you will write about it. Consider the time it takes to beat it, as in-depth research for what you will write. But hurry up and beat it cause I’m waiting impatiently for the book to come out!

  19. Sue says:

    Hang in there, Eugie. I know it’s hard. Hugs.

  20. Val Grimm says:

    Wishing you well and a complete recovery.

  21. Mia Nutick says:

    Thinking good things for you.

  22. Jeri Klein says:

    A million trillion <3

  23. In my thoughts and prayers

  24. Doug Hoffman says:

    trust me, this news could have been a whole lot worse. My reaction when I read your diagnosis: Oh, thank God. Challenging times ahead, but the odds are likely in your favor.

  25. Michael J Winegar says:

    Good thoughts and prayers.

  26. You’re stronger than you think and more loved than you know. With the support of those of us behind you and the iron-clad woman you are, you will overcome. We’re all fighting with you, Eugie! You’re never alone!

  27. Teresa Bigbee says:

    Now you know … that’s a big step. The good news is that it is very treatable and you have great doctors. Chemo is scary at first but not so bad once you get started. It’s not a picnic but usually isn’t as bad as we think it’s going to be. (I’ve had it twice). If you have side effects make sure you let your Drs know. They can help with pretty much anything. Try to stay as positive as you can … it does help and know that there are many people out here that care about you.

  28. kimberlycreates says:

    Sending you much love and healing energy and comfort and strength. Much much love to you. (((hugs)))

  29. Andrea Kail says:

    Be strong, Eugie. And know you’re not alone.

  30. Rachel Helie says:

    I wish I could say something wonderful but I never did find that voice in that dark. I love your work and I have a pretty good idea that you are a good person. I admire you. I value you and your stories. I would bet money you know what a fight is. Hope Edelman is someone who changed my life early. anytime, sister mine.

  31. So non-Hodgkins, treatable with chemo, and often doesn’t recur after chemo? Then it has a kickable ass, and your boot is primed (with all of us pushing behind it) for some serious ass-kicking!

  32. Rachel Helie says:

    I have adoration at noon. I devote it to you and my mother. I pray for you, Eugie Foster and I hope one day I can write half as well as you.

  33. Much love and all my thoughts are with you! One step at a time!

  34. I can only echo what everyone else has said so far. You can beat this! Now that you know what it is, you can have a definite plan of action. Go for a touchdown — you have the best coaches out there. Your neighbors are here for you, whatever you may need.

  35. Healing and strength to you! You are infinitely stronger than it!

  36. Brain beams on high –>

  37. Janice Clark says:

    Knowing beats waiting and wondering every time, and it sounds as if this is treatable, with a good prognosis for recovery. Still not a picnic, but you will beat it.

  38. Kage Alan says:

    I’ve seen you stop snarky words with just a twinkle of the eye before they can exit someone’s mouth. And hey, you’ve kept me on my toes with the threat of physical violence if I aim my snark at you. lol

    You can do this. You can beat this. Fear is its power and if you have no fear, it cannot prevail.

  39. Strength and hope to you, Eugie.

  40. Mallory says:

    Strangers, like me, are holding your outcome close in our thoughts – be nice to yourself if you can

  41. Debra Soshoux says:

    wishing you the best

  42. gordsellar says:

    You have a name. Now go kick its ass… good luck!

  43. I think Jay Lake said it best – and I’m not usually prone to this kind of language, but I don’t know that there’s a polite way to say it: fuck cancer.

  44. Yep, it now has a name and you can raise your sword in this fight.

    Kick Cancer’s butt….big time!

  45. Eric says:

    I will pray for your treatment to be rapidly and dramatically effective and for a full recovery!

  46. Vernard Martin says:

    you are in good hands at Winship. They know there stuff.

  47. Eileen Gunn says:

    You’re in my thoughts, Eugie. Sending good wishes for a quick recovery.

  48. J Mangold says:

    My father went through Chemo and Radiation recently for cancer and he just recieved clean test results. It was not easy, but he made it through and is recovering well. By the way, he is in his eightys.
    You are young and strong, your body can bounce back without a problem. It will take a bit out of you, but it will devastate the cancer cells.
    You are in all of our thoughts and we all know you are going to beat this no problem.

  49. Kristi says:

    Very treatable, and the chemo doesn’t even have to be that bad. My husband had the same cancer in 2010, and was able to work and maintain a normal life during the chemo. He’s got a clean bill of health, 3.5 years later. Hang in there!

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