Aug 19, 2003 - 11:00 pm
I haven't posted on here...I could give you a range of excuses, but none really matter. I am a 24-year-old mom of two beautiful children and full time merchandiser and mystery shopper. My husband and I live with his parents in Oklahoma. I have been having some problems lately. I have had hot flashes/night sweats, pain and swelling in several places, low grade fevers every night, dizziness, breathlessness and found out today that I have lost 13 pounds in less than two weeks. I went to see my regular doc for the all the things I mentioned and almost fell off the scale when she stopped at 157! I have been 170 for 3 or 4 monthes and suddenly have just lost the weight...I don't eat right (lots of chocolate and candy and fast food) and don't excercise (except chasing the rugrats)! My doc gave me an acid reducer to see if it lessens the symptoms but already said he thinks the cancer is probably back. (dx 5/99-ABVD for 6 mo...1 mo upper mantle rads-rem. 12/31/99). I ran into my Oncologist's nurse in the hall on the way out and told her my symptoms and she literally paled and asked when I was coming in...I am supposed to call my doc on Friday to let him know how I am (after he has a chance to review what the ER did on my trip there last Sunday) and schedule my CT (3 monthes early).
I know I told that kinda jarbled and quick...I am so scared! How am I going to raise a 1 and a 2 1/2 year old if I am sick again...How do I explain this to them?? My hubby is falling apart at the thought and I am trying to stay strong, but just want answers so I can start dealing with this...
Any feedback would be great!!
Jenni Harrison :D