Dec 03, 2002 - 7:22 pm
I am a 23 year old college student. I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease (stage 2B extra nodal) immediately following my Freshman year, during which I apparenly had the disease. I left school for a year to undergo Chemo (ABVD), 12 cycles. During this time I managed to carry 21 credits over 2 semesters at a local college near my home. My treatment was uneventful, not counting the trips to the hospital for treatment and hospitalization (5 days). After treatment ended, it took me almost 7 months to get myself in suitable condition to return to school. I have been in remission for almost 2 years now. I still get nervous everytime I have to go for tests (Gallium, PET, and CAT scans) every 6 months. The thing I missed most during the time I was ill was contact with another individual my age. There is a light at the end of the tunnel.