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    nalban35 asked a questionHodgkin Disease

    recently diagnosed

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      bp440

      nalban35
      So happy to hear your scan was clear of cancer! You are close to the finish line. This last month can be really hard as the chemo takes a toll on your body. I think my husband slept through his last month! We are both retired so we don't have the other pressures of life to deal with as so many others do.
      We forgot that when you lose your hair, you lose it everywhere- his nasal hairs were gone! He had a drippy nose all the time. It took us awhile to understand that he lost his protective barrier. It did give us a few chuckles. Fortunately, we weren't out in public very much.
      Prayers to you that the last 4 treatments go by quickly and that you'll be stronger for the holidays.

      over 5 years ago
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      Kathy1

      Wow that is fantastic. So glad the end of treatment is near. Hair grows back..mine was slower than I'd like but I bet everyone says that. Your post sounds positive and that type of attitude will get you thru and on the road to recovery. So happy for you...more hugs and prayers to you!

      over 5 years ago
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      KCinAZ

      If it will help anyone to know I was diagnosed with Hodgkins in 1995 at 30 yrs old. I was stage 3a. I did ABVD regimen. 12 rounds over 25 weeks. My white cell count dropped after the first treatment so they wouldn't give me my second until after getting me on neupogen (sp?) I actually hated that more than the chemo every bone in my body ached. They did give me really good pain meds for that. I worked the entire time -didn't do much else but needed something to be normal. Missed a few days when I got sick before I got anti-nausea meds in me . Lost my hair on schedule. I am here 19 yrs from the end of treatment. Attitude is everything. Have faith that all you need to do us get through this. My hair actually started to grow back before I finished treatment.

      over 5 years ago
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    Question: recently diagnosed

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    Procedure or Surgery (Petscan): pet scan shows lymphoma is localized... stage 2

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    Procedure or Surgery (bone marrow biopsy): bone marrow biopsy. not as bad as i expected. didn't get sedated! NEGATIVE for hodgkins.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Implant chemotherapy port): Received my port along with a second biopsy (more difficult then expected, collapsed lung, bleh)

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): finished my first cycle of ABVD today. On the road to kick some butt :)

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      FLsun

      How did it go? Any side effects so far? I just had my first ABVD yesterday. Feel ok, so far. Woozy today but I think bc Benadryl knocks me out, I slept A LOT! Hope it goes well for you!

      over 5 years ago