Mar 14, 2008 - 1:05 pm
I am 47M long term survivor of Hodgkin's Disease (1982). I have had a lot of side effects from the treatment that saved my life 25 years ago. The most difficult one has been heart disease. I have had stents put in to help the scarred arteries. The stents were defective and caused a clot which led to a heart attack. I developed several infections plus pnemonia, probably because I do not have a spleen. Now my heart is so damaged I have had a defibrillator implanted. I have excellent doctors and would be interested in chatting with long term survivors with similar problems that are looking for advice or sharing their stories.