wookie-N-me's Journey with Classic Hodgkin Disease

Caregiver: Hodgkin Disease > Classic Hodgkin Disease

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 9 years ago, Male, Age: 43, Stage II

  1. 1
    over 9 years ago
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    Nausea medicine

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I want to share with newly-diagnosed Hodgkins patients out there who are about to start chemo. Your oncologist may prescribe prochlorperazine or phochlorperazine to take every 8 hrs. Please be SUPER AWARE of how you're feeling once you start taking it. Take note of how you're feeling over the next 2-3 days and compare these to the listed side effects on the drug leaflet that comes with your prescription. Do this as often as you can beginning from the day you leave your 1st chemo appointment. My hubby began feeling restless 3 days after treatment and within a few hours he was having MAJOR muscle spasms and pain in his face, head & neck. As soon as you begin feeling restless, have someone drive you to an ER or an urgent care (at least). My hubby is fine, thank God. He stopped taking the Proclor.... that night and never took it again. He has had very mild to zero nausea since (1 whole week so far). Hope this helps.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
  2. 2
    over 8 years ago
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    PET scan

    Procedure or Surgery

    My hubby finished his chemo treatments in late January 2013 and was deemed "cancer-free" by his oncologist. On June 29th, he had a PET scan. We anxiously waited until Tues. July 9th to get the PET results from his oncologist. On that day, the Dr. asked if my hubby had been fighting a cold on the day of the PET. Sure enough, he had a cold/cough the week leading up to his PET SCAN. The Dr. said the scan image showed some questionable tissue in his neck and chest. So now, the Dr. feels he should have another PET scan in 3 months just to rule out any recurring tumors. If you are scheduled to have a PET scan and you have even a slight cold, be sure to re-schedule your test for a later date-- don't go in unless you are well, so that you don't have to experience what my hubby & I are going through currently.

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA