It’s been a lot of testing over 10 days to figure out what is going on with me. The fluid from the lung taps was tested but there were no lymphoma cells in the fluid drained from my lungs on Oct 31, Nov 1 and again on Nov 3rd.
On Nov 5th the doc shared her suspected diagnosis that I had some form of Lymphoma. That was hard to hear as I was still hopeful I was dealing with an autoimmune disease or something NOT cancer related. I made the determination to go ahead and engage in the next step, Which was to start a steroid, Prednisolone, to help get the water retention in my body to drain. I’m super swollen through my entire abdomen and pelvic area. I still have one lung with a lot of fluid in it.