Jun 20, 2012 - 9:01 pm
I just discovered this site. I was diagnosed with Nodular Sclerosing Hodgkin's Lymphoma Stage IIA at the age of 23 in 2002. I underwent 8 sessions of chemo in 2 week intervals (ABVD regimen) and was zapped 24 times on a linear accelerator.
After 9 years of nothing (hoorayyy) I am starting to experience cycles of noticeable fatigue / low energy (dohhh), unusual mood swings, disconcerting pain and moderate swelling in the area surrounding my trachea. Has anybody else experienced this? It comes and goes every 4 weeks or so ... this is my third episode. I would go to the doctor but I am uninsured. I am in the process of applying to Blue Cross Blue Shield but fear if they find something and it's reported I'll get denied again :-( I am self-employed and don't know what to do.