datmexicanjay's Journey with Hodgkin Disease

Patient: Hodgkin Disease

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: about 9 years ago, Male, Age: 38, Stage II

  1. 1
    about 9 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    Hello, I am Chelsea, Johnny's girlfriend. I will be telling and sharing experiences for him. He had the port put in yesteday and unfortunately, the port had to be put in a higher location than normal due to his veins being swollen. The cancer is all over his neck and chest and we are still waiting to find out if it is in his brain and bones. Today he was contacted because they are started chemotherapy immediately.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
  2. 2
    about 9 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Went through our first chemo 2 weeks ago and Johnny is not feeling very many side effects except mild chest pain and slight headaches. Afterwards there was a lot of sleeping and he could not eat or go to the bathroom for a few days. Although with the help of some medicine to stimulate his appetite and decrease the nausea he has actually gained 5 pounds!!!

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree