May 19, 2002 - 3:25 am
I was diagnosed in 1988 with Stage 4B Hodgkins Disease that had spread to just about everywhere in my body including my bone marrow. I went through 3 MOPP and 9 ABVD treatments of Chemotherapy. It took 18 months to complete all the treatments because of the normal low blood counts and I had shingles and a bad reaction to MOPP. They stopped MOPP when the bad reaction happened and I continued with ABVD for the remainder of the treatments. I feel fine and lead a normal life as if I never had the nasty big "C". I was 29 when diagnosed and am 43 now. My body changed after Chemo but all in all...I am doing fine. Anybody with questions or that just want to talk, feel free to contact me.
Good Luck to all of you.