tess8278's Journey with Classic Hodgkin Disease

Survivor: Hodgkin Disease > Classic Hodgkin Disease

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 39, Stage II

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    • tess8278
    • Experience with Classic Hodgkin Disease
    about 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I was pregnant with my 3rd son when I found out and they told me over the phone.

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    • Experience with Classic Hodgkin Disease
    about 4 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    My baby was only 6 days old when they placed the port in and did a biopsy.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • Experience with Classic Hodgkin Disease
    about 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    biopsy didn't go as planned so had to be cut farther and deeper in my neck. I still have problems with that area on my neck and no feeling.

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Experience with Classic Hodgkin Disease
    about 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I had a lot of nausea, body aches, no taste, mouth sores, lost my hair

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • tess8278
    • Experience with Classic Hodgkin Disease
    about 4 years ago
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    Medicine for low white blood cell count

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I had to have a shot and it affected me so badly, I would just cry

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • tess8278
    • Experience with Classic Hodgkin Disease
    about 4 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

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

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    • tess8278
    • Experience with Classic Hodgkin Disease
    about 4 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

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

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    • tess8278
    • Experience with Classic Hodgkin Disease
    about 4 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

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    • tess8278
    • Experience with Classic Hodgkin Disease
    about 4 years ago
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    Memory changes

    Side Effects

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

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    • tess8278
    • Experience with Classic Hodgkin Disease
    about 4 years ago
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    Mouth sores

    Side Effects

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    • tess8278
    • Experience with Classic Hodgkin Disease
    about 4 years ago
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

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    • tess8278
    • Experience with Classic Hodgkin Disease
    about 4 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    Today I celebrate 3 months remission 11/29/12

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    • tess8278
    • Experience with Classic Hodgkin Disease
    about 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    17 doses or radiation to the neck

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • tess8278
    • Experience with Classic Hodgkin Disease
    about 4 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

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    • tess8278
    • Experience with Classic Hodgkin Disease
    about 4 years ago
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

    Side Effects

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

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