Feb 28, 2005 - 2:43 pm
I'm 27 and newly diagnosed with Hodgkin's stage 2A. I found out on Feb 1, and have already had two chemo treatments. I didn't bounce back the second time as quickly as I did the first time. Is it going to continue getting worse? My treatment was on Tuesday and I was feeling pretty much back to my old self by saturday. I also noticed more hair falling out today. Is there a time frame that it all falls out if it's going to? Many of the people I know that have gone through the ABVD treatment said theirs just thinned. I don't mean to sound vain, but I just would like to know what I should be expecting. Loosing my hair is a small price to pay for getting my health back, but worrying about all the hair that comes out when I shampoo it sucks. I'm also nervous for the reaction my 18 month old daughter will have. I'd also like any advice that anyone can offer. I know I'm going to beat this, but any tips to make it a teeny bit easier would help. One last thing, did any of you worry that your pregnancy is what brought this on. I worry about that, and, if I'm able to have more children that I'll end up getting it again. Am I crazy???