Mar 01, 2011 - 9:32 pm
Hello everyone, my name is Katie, I'm 22, a wife and mother, college student and recent cancer survivor. I was diagnosed with Hodgekins in June and went through 6 months of chemo. I have been coming on this network for a while now but never really signed up. I was told by my onco. that my cancer was gone in January but the pain that led to my diagnosis has come back. When I was first diagnosed my doctor said I had to go through 6 months of treatment twice a month then possible radiation. I had a huge mass in my chest and nodes in both of my lungs. At the end of my treatment and after a CT and PET he said I didn't have to do radiation. I mean it's good that I didn't have to do radiation but does that mean I have more of a chance to relapse? I know these are questions for my Dr. but I'm afraid to get bad news from him. I also went through severe bone pain while on neupogen. No pain killers worked, we tried everything and the pain was always severe, it didn't let up until I stopped the shots and went two days without them. I never finished shots and he eventually told me we ran out of pain killers and now I can't take the shots. Does that mean I will relapse? My husband thinks the pain has returned because I have scarred tissue. I know these are a lot of questions but I'm scared right now.