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TheMWord
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Hey, just joined and want to meet other survivors as well. I had Hodgkin's last year, been in remission since December. I had a rough time emotionally, more than physically.

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rathgirl
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Joined: Jun 2010

i am 19 also and i am also in remission. in dec. 09 i was diagnosed with leukemia. i have been in remission for about 2 months now.

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TheMWord
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Joined: Jun 2010

Good to meet you! It's a little tough finding survivors that are close in age to me, and I'm so glad to find you. Were you in the midst of school and whatnot when you were diagnosed?

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rathgirl
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Joined: Jun 2010

im glad you are glad to find me. :) oh yes i was just 3 weeks away from finishing my first semester of college. my teachers were nice enough to let me finish while i was in the hospital and one of them even gave me till the end of the spring semester to finish. how about you?

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TheMWord
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Joined: Jun 2010

I was diagnosed right before the end of Spring semester...most of my teachers were cool, but one of them flunked me and wouldn't let me make up anything. :-(

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rathgirl
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Joined: Jun 2010

that sucks and is good all at the same time. well atleast you probably know all the stuff from that class so when u take it again it will be a lot easier... :)

cool49
Posts: 27
Joined: Feb 2010

keep up the great work and just keep what you are doing with youre doctors.god bless uand youre family love u shirley

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mbednarc
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Joined: Jun 2010

hey! i also had hodgkin's from Jan 08 - Feb 09, i'm 20years old...nice to meet you...like you said, it's so rare to find other's our age

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rathgirl
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Joined: Jun 2010

i agree with both of you. it is so nice to talk to people our age that are dealing with the same things like chemo and such. sometimes it is also nice to talk to people who are older too.

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TheMWord
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Joined: Jun 2010

I've noticed that it's interesting how many people dealt with it at any age. I know a lot of older people who didn't handle their diagnosis well. I actually am surprised I cooperated and stayed strong like I did. Although I had a reputation for swearing at the nurses who could never find a vein...lol.

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rathgirl
Posts: 147
Joined: Jun 2010

i came very close to cussing to the nurses when that happened. but by the time it about slipped they would get one so its all good. :) i did get a little snappy though.

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nfarano
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Joined: Aug 2006

I was diagnosed with NHL at age 13... still going for follow ups every 6 months. I am 19 now and finished my first year in college. I had treatment from 9/2004 - 9/2006... remission since then

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rathgirl
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Joined: Jun 2010

welcome!! glad you joined the CSN! this place is amazing! i highly reccomend going to the chat every once in a while!
krysten.

cool49
Posts: 27
Joined: Feb 2010

that is great god has blessed you dear i hope u can contuine on with youre progess.love shirley

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LilySunshine
Posts: 16
Joined: Dec 2010

I'm 24 and am also looking for other young people to connect with. My email is lilymary21@yahoo.com

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