About Me

I’m just a girl married to a great guy and we are living with our rather large, very fluffy cat in Tennessee.  I am blessed to have two incredibly sweet and beautiful stepdaughters.  I pay the bills as a website coordinator for an OTC/Healthcare products manufacturer.  I love reading, creating digital art, baking, building websites, and sleeping (just being honest here!).

I was diagnosed with stage 4 indolent b-cell follicular lymphoma in June 2011.  I finished my first-line chemotherapy treatments in January 2012 and am now receiving maintenance treatments for two years. This little space here is where I talk about my journey through cancer, how I’m trying to find blessings in disguise throughout this process, my faith in God, and anything else that pops into my silly little head.

If you’d like to know a little bit about my cancer diagnosis and treatment, you can hop over here to get the details.

Thanks for visiting!!  I’d love to hear from you.  Email me at rachturnerblog@gmail.com.  You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.

♥ Rachel


5 Responses to “About Me”

  1. Anne Mucha March 9, 2013 at 9:06 pm #

    Hi Rachel, glad to have found your blog. I was diagnosed with follicular NHL 18 yrs ago….and after 2 sets of treatment, am still going strong ! Best wishes to you.

    • rachturner March 12, 2013 at 8:53 am #

      Hi Anne! Thank you for commenting. I am SO happy to hear that, after 18 years with follicular lymphoma, you are doing well!! Very encouraging!

  2. donnalynnpitzer September 1, 2016 at 10:44 am #

    rachael this is donna pitzer i am stage 3 grade 1 follicular lymphoma and have had one treatment of retuxan and bendamustine just so afraid still

    • rachturner September 1, 2016 at 3:52 pm #

      Hi Donna – I finished my treatments & maintenance treatments about 2.5 years ago and am doing great! I would say try not to worry too much, but I know how hard that is to actually do. Just take it one day at a time, and before you know it, you’ll be finished. I think you will do great! B+R are a great combination that work effectively with minimal side effects. Hang in there!

    • Sharon nosal November 6, 2016 at 6:40 pm #

      Hi Rachel,
      I was diagnosed with lung malt lymphoma in 5/09. I’ve been on watch and wait till this past June when I did 4 weekly treatments of rituxan. I didn’t get a good response so I started b-r. I’m on day 4 and really don’t have much of an appetite. Can you let me know how long I can expect to have this yucky feeling. Also, did you experience any hair loss. Thank you!

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