Oct 22, 2005 - 12:13 pm
Hi everybody hows it going. I just turned 23 and found out a couple months ago that i was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disesase. It was a big shock, I had this cough that wouldn't seem to go away, and was just going to the doctor to get some cough syrup. Anyways, I got admitted into the hospital, and at first the medical students were telling me that I might not be able to see next year, just by looking at my ct scan!!! Thankfully, they found out later that is was hodgkins and that it could be cured. My doctor said it could be cured, but I for some weird reason I don't believe him. I am currently on my 5th chemo, and am taking ABVD. I am not sure of the stage, I just know that it is mediastinal mass. My doctor is the type of doctor that doesn't answer that many questions, he just does his thing and gets out, they say he's the most experienced, ah well. I just had a question. I had a cough before chemo, and my dotors said after the first two chemo's the cough would go away, which it did. But, now during my 5th one, the cough is back, the doctor looked at my throat and said its just red a bit. And when I took zofran i felt burning in my lower chess. I was also wondering when they take CT scans or pet scans, shouldnt' they do it every 2 chemo's to see if it's working? I dont' know, any advice would be great appreciated. Thanks, looking forward to hear from you guys.