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6 year Hodkins survivor!

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Joined: Oct 2002

Hi everyone! I am new to this chat stuff. I had hodkins at age 23, I went through 6-months of chemo & 5 weeks of radiation, the year of hell I call it! I still live in fear of it coming back, but I am trying to keep positive. This is the first time that I have wanted to openly talk about it with other cancer patients or survivors. I was SOOOOOO angry and just did not want to think about it, but now the anger is kinda fading. I am even writing a college term paper on chemo and how it affects cancer patients physically & emotionally.

I just keeping telling myself that I beat it and it will not get me! Like the doctors say "if you are going to get cancer, get hodgkins!"

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Joined: Aug 2002

Congrats!! I just made it through my 6 year anniversary this past January!!

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Joined: Oct 2002

Hi-I was diagnosed with Hodgkins Disease a couple of months ago. I'm 22 years old, it was a total shock-still is. I'm hoping to hear from someone who has gone through this at my age.

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Joined: Oct 2002

So, how are you doing? Are you in the middle of treatment? How is that going? After I was told what I had, the first month was the worst, I was so scared, depressed, angry, I even thought about suicide, I am soooooo glad I did not choose that option! Instead, I chose to fight it! I continued working full time throughout my treatments and would not give up, no matter how sick I was!
Now, I am married to the wonderful man that stuck with me through the whole ordeal, I am now going to college, and have a good career started. So, things are looking up. If you have any questions that may help you, please ask. I will be glad to help, I don't mind at all :)

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