Hey yall, I'm Sarah. I'm new to this, so I figured I would just write a lil blurb about me and my disease, so ya'll can know a lil about me, and maybe weel have something in common!
For over a year I was sick with fevers and vomiting and severe back pain. My mother finally demanded the doctor to give me an MRI and they found "a spot" on my spine. So they did a CT scan and found enlarged Lymphnodes and an enlarged spleen. I was referred to an Oncoligist and she ordered my spleen out right away. (Turns out I had 2 spleens!) They did a lymph node byopsey and I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma on June 3rd, 2008. I began treatment right away. I am going on to my 8th treatment and ALL of the tumors in the lymph nodes are GONE...but that "spot" on my spine is still there and because I was left untreated for so long the cancer spread to the bone. Overall, my cancer is 80% gone, and the "spot" and cancer in my bones has been reduced by 40%. That's pretty much it in a nut shell. I could drag it out, but I wont. Other than that I'm 24, I have a 2 year old son, I live in Greenwood, SC with my parents. They really help me!! I'm looking forward to talking to all of you and getting to know everyone here. This really seems like an amazing place from what I've seen so far! Take care and God Bless. Talk to yall later!