Outlier's Journey:

Survivor: Hodgkin Disease

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 30 years ago, Male, Age: 60, Stage III

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    • Experience with Hodgkin Disease
    about 4 years ago
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    Fear of dying from the cancer.

    Oh No

    Prior to this diagnosis I had never been seriously or even broken a bone. My wife & I had only been married 6 years 7 our son was just two years old. I was afraid of the unknown.

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    about 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    1987: Biopsy at neck; Stanford Staging Laparotomy. 2014: Aortic Heart Valve replacement

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    about 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    about 4 years ago
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    Taste change/loss

    Side Effects

    50 treatments; loss of sense of taste (later returned); sunburn like redness to skin; weight loss; fatigue.

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    about 4 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    November 1989, remission

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    about 4 years ago
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    Changed diet; began training for road cycling;

    Decision Point

    The very next year (1987), my wife, myself & our young son moved to San Diego County, CA to start our new beginning.

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    about 4 years ago
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    Loss

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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    about 4 years ago
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    Loss

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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    • Experience with Hodgkin Disease
    about 2 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Aortic Heart Valve replaced: 12-10-14.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    almost 2 years ago
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    Birth

    Celebration

    On 11-20-14, our very first grandchild was born. Gift of life!

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    almost 2 years ago
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    Side Effects

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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