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    I am a 41 year old female diagnosed with stage 3a hodgkins lymphoma. I had a lump under my arm that wasn't going away so I began all the testing. I was officially diagnosed at the end of August. I have to do 12 abvd treatments. My oncologist is very optimistic and is expecting a full recovery. I trust him totally and up until a few weeks ago I was doing pretty good. I have 4 children and was able to function pretty much normally after 4-5 days following chemo. About 3 weeks ago I began to get so depressed that I was not functioning. Crying all the time. Unable to leave the house or even really get dressed. My husband is doing everything. I take Zoloft but my dr has doubled the dose and added trazadone. I'm feeling a little better today. I guess I haven't really come to terms with what's happening? I really don't know what changed that sent me into a nosedive.

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      Hang in there! I do know it's rough. I am a 24 year survivor from hodgkins, twiced! Had it in 1988 and again in 1989. Was clean for 18 years, then dx with Head and Neck cancer, a stupid malignant tonsil. I mean, who ever heard of a tonsil malignant? So, you are just hitting a rough spot right now. There are lots of great people here that have been through what you are going through now. And they are ready to help. One tip for you, post your questions, and most statements to the group in the questions tab at the top of the page. The questions page is where most of us "hang out" and look for questions that need answers and talk to one another. You can click the "follow" link on anyone that you find interesting and want to hear all about them when they post. You will build a list of followers too.

      Why don't you post a question asking if anyone has had your symptoms, over on the question page. give it a try.

      Let me know if you need any help navigating around the page.

      Thanks for being here and posting.

      Greg P
      3x Survivor
      Team WhatNext
      Community Mgr.

      over 8 years ago
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