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    Me when I was going through treatments almost 2 years ago! Couldn't miss our family vacation to the beach because I was sick and going through treatments!!

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    Procedure or Surgery (Surgery): I had my port removed on November 10th! It was 2 days after my last radiation treatment! Now it was time to heal and recover!

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    Celebration (Finished treatment): September 22nd was my last day of Chemo! November 8th was my last day of Radiation & November 10th I had my port removed! All done!

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    Radiation (External radiation ): I had 17 days of radiation. It zapped my energy and had throat soreness, dry mouth, and burn on my chest.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): I was set up for 4 treatments of ABVD. It's nasty stuff that required 4 different anti-nausea meds before starting the chemo treatment. Plus I was sent home with heavy duty anti-nausea meds to take after treatment. My biggest issue was I have horrible veins and the first shot at the IV took 4 tries. Once we got going, chemo took 8 hours for me!!! I had a problem with the (B) Bliomycin. It dropped my BP and we had to let the meds drip very slow. After my first chemo, we decided I needed a port. It made things easier, but chemo still lasted 6-8 hours for me.

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    Procedure or Surgery (MRI): An MRI is not fun if you are claustrophobic like I am!! However, my coping mechanism is singing "99 bottles of beer on the wall" in my head!