Jun 18, 2003 - 11:31 am
I just came across this site. I think it is great the way you offer each other mutual support. There was virtually no attention paid to the emotional and mental side of having Hodgkin's when I was diagnosed.
If it is encouraging to any of you more recently treated folks, I was diagnosed with Stage IIIA in September 1969. About 2 weeks ago I completed a 30 mile trail bike ride and last month did an overnight bike ride covering 62 miles in 2 days. I am far from an example of fitness, having enough extra fat to make a large dog out of (if one had sorcerer's skills), but I wanted to let you know that one does not necessarily feel exhausted, shortness of breath, or otherwise debilitated for the rest of your life from treatment (I had radiation and MOPP chemo, 2 cyles of the latter).