25 year Hodgkins diagnosis anniversary

Today, I celebrate my 25th year of the survivorship to Hodgkin's Lymphoma. I was diagnosed with Stage 1A (I know, early stage, but I still celebrate) in 1986 at the age of 11. While the journey to this point has been a long and difficult battle, I am happy to be alive!!

I would love to help anyone out there with their own battle; I can be a friendly ear to listen as you struggle with the ups and downs of treatment and recovery.

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  • allmost60
    allmost60 Member Posts: 3,178
    Thank You...
    Thank you for sharing this information. It's always wonderful to hear from someone with long term remission. I have indolent follicular-NHL-stage3(no bone involvement)-grade2-typeA-diagnosed June 2010. I've finished my chemo-6 rounds of CVP-R and even though I didn't reach complete remission, I am considered stable. My cancer will come back, as is the nature of FNHL, but the Rituxan maint therapy is suppose to help keep it in remission for a (longer) periods of time, than not taking it. Time will tell! Once again..thank you for sharing your story with us. Those with the same kind of cancer as you will be delighted to hear about your 25 years of long term survival.
    Best wishes for continued success..Sue (FNHL-2-3A-6/10)
  • miss maggie
    miss maggie Member Posts: 929
    So Happy For You
    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful news. You give all of us hope for our future.

    Please stay well for the next 100 years. LOL

    Maggie
  • truckingalong
    truckingalong Member Posts: 445 Member
    Congrats
    Thank you for sharing your 25th anniversary celebration. I too just had treatment for Hodgkins. Last chemo was on Jan. 25th. Now on to "normal" life. Looking forward to 25 and more years of survivorship!!

    Liz
  • Phoenix10
    Phoenix10 Member Posts: 47
    Awesome!
    Congrats to you!!!!
    That's wonderful news and so thoughtful of you to being reaching out to others. I'm at 18 years in remission and feel the same. It can be a very scary path but the journey is all worth it.

    Helping others is such a reward in itself. I'll always be here if anyone needs me to listen.
  • Michele23
    Michele23 Member Posts: 168
    Life is good
    Congradulations!You are so right about the struggle this causes at times.Never knowing which way your headed.Such a tender age to fight such a large battle.I'm sure you had to give up alot of you childhood.So go out and rock the world now with your new found freedom.Take care,Michele Dx1995 FNHL3