My health started to decline about two years ago with no diagnosis except for my existing diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). After losing a lot of weight and suffering from shortness of breath for an extended period of time, they finally decided to take my concerns seriously. They biopsied a large lymph node on my neck and diagnosed me with large B-cell lymphoma this past October 2018.
Although I was petrified, I started chemotherapy at the end of November. My first pet scan showed I was filled with cancer throughout my torso. I told Monica about the diagnosis and I started seeing her more consistently. I had chemo every three weeks and got pneumonia twice, which allowed me to get a break from chemo while Monica continued to work on me with Tong Ren, massage, and the laser and whatever other gadget she could try to assist in my healing.