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itching....again....starting to kinda freak out.

lhodnet
Posts: 62
Joined: May 2004

i called my onc and am going to go in for a pet next week, at 5 mos out instead of going at 6 most out. that's how this whole thing started - itching on my head. I am soooooooo worried right now. maybe this is all just in my head, but the itching just brings back too many scary thoughts.

*hoping no cancer*
lisa

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Joined: May 2006

Hello,

You may want to consider connecting with some of the other members who post on this discussion board through the CSN internal email system. They may be able to assist you during this difficult time. You may also want to consider using the chat feature. Others have gone through this type of fear of recurrence and you may find their support helpful.

Take care and be well,

Dana
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lhodnet
Posts: 62
Joined: May 2004

Dana - thanks! :) I actually talked to a friend of the family who had it 20 years ago and he said that 'making up symptoms' is common. I actually worked out today for the first time in 2.5 years and didn't itch or break out in hives, so I am feeling pretty good right bout now :)

Thanks for replying.

lisa

kiren
Posts: 40
Joined: Jul 2004

Hi. I just wanted to let you know that I have been 6years out of Hodgkins and like you at first I also used to get scared of every little pain and scratch...I just call my doc if I am concerned and my docs tell me its nothing to be shy about. Just talking to my doc makes me feel better. Also I think as cancer survivors we must be vigilant to our bodies just in case something might turn up, its better to catch it earlier. My philosophy is to call my doc if I am concerned about something instead of fretting over it and spoiling my day.

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