CSN Login
Members Online: 15

Going on 2 Years surviving

rotcandrea
Posts: 1
Joined: Apr 2002

I'm a 17 year old girl, living in a small town in Michigan, I turned 15 on October 24th, 1999 and I expected it to be just another year. That was until November 5th, when I was diagnoised with Stage 2 A, Hodgkins Lymphoma. I was a odd case, my blood counts wern't abnormal, and I didn't FEEL sick. I just had a mass on my chest, and cancer in my lymph nodes in my neck. They acutally did an extra CT scan, because they didn't really believe I had it. I had a biopsy, and a medport put in the first 5 days I was in the hospital. I went through about 9 months of chemotherapy, never becoming nutrapenic, never being placed in the hospital because I was sick over low WBCs, I did HAVE the low WBC, I just didn't get sick from it. I never lost my hair, which was odd. And I guess I just kept surviving. I went through 3 weeks, 5 days a week radiation, because they wanted to make sure the cancer was gone for good. If it wasn't for all of the nurses and doctors at The Children's Hospital of Michigan, I wouldn't have survived, because we were in debt simply because of my hospital bills. The Children's Leukemia foundation payed for all of my x-rays, all of my chemo and radiation and all of my CT scans. Last october was the first year of my remission. I saw a comercial for this, so I figured I'd check it out. Thanks all for being there, and being aware.

lpadilla
Posts: 2
Joined: Sep 2000

Hi, I was reading your email and reminded me so much of myself!! I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease stage 2 A almost three years ago June 1999, I was 24. Like you I had no symptoms, no chills, no fevers, I didn't feel sick, my blood count was also normal, but I had a mass in my neck that I felt one day and went to have it check. Furhter cts revealed that I also had a mass in my chest. Through my therapy I never got sick from low wbc either and I kept most of my hair too!! Isn't that a big coincidence? Anyway, I'm glad you're doing fine, I know it's really hard being sick, specially as such a young age, but we are survivors, and we'll keep surviving!!! God bless!!!

bleachmeorange
Posts: 2
Joined: Apr 2003

Hi! I was reading your message, and I would love to feature you in an article for my school newspaper. I'm a staff writer and i'm trying to promote Relay for Life in my school. If you're interested please e-mail me (whitney_beard@hotmail.com) and put "article" or something along those lines in the subject heading. Thanks so much! I'd love to hear from you!
-whitney

Subscribe with RSS
About Cancer Society

The content on this site is for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. Use of this online service is subject to the disclaimer and the terms and conditions.

Copyright 2000-2014 © Cancer Survivors Network