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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): I got my first chemo on 3/6/14 in my right arm (no port yet). It hurt my arm incredibly going in, and we had to slow the deliver rate on the drips to almost nothing to get through it. Two months later, my right arm is still bruised and regularly sore. I spent the next week after chemo #1 struggling with vertigo, dizziness, and passing out anytime I tried to get up.

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      Will you be able to get a port? The first treatment seems to be the most difficult because you don't know exactly what to expect and your body needs to adjust. It will get easier!! Sending you best of wishes and positive thoughts -Jessica

      over 6 years ago
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    Oh No (Diagnosed): Biopsy results came back - Hodgkin's Lymphoma

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    Procedure or Surgery (Surgery): Before finding out for sure what the lump in my lungs was, doctors said it had caused the lining of my heart to fill up with fluid and compress the heart, pushing my resting heart rate over 140. In the ER, they did emergency tamponade surgery to drain the fluid they could, and the rest drained out from a tube in my chest over the next week. Took about 1.5 months to recover enough that my heart rate didn't skyrocket from just standing up, and still waiting for the tube hole to heal entirely.

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    Symptoms (Increased heart rate, persistent cough, low grade fever): January 2014-February 2014 struggled with bronchitis-like symptoms. After antibiotics and steroids did nothing to fix the symptoms, we did a chest x-ray, and found a mass in the lungs.

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