Mar 05, 2004 - 11:10 pm
I think all of us need hope and encouragement during this time, so I would like to share my story. I have Stage 2B Hodgkin's and have had 9 treatments of chemotherapy. I have 3 treatments left. I got all the testing (CT Scan, Pet Scan, you know the works) last week. Well, it came up virtually clean. There was only one miniscule spot believed to be some scar tissue anyway. I am at the beginning of my "remission". As hard as the treatments are to get through, it is so awesome to see that light at the end of the tunnel. Also, it's not like I have cancer anymore..I just have to keep getting the stuff a little more just to make sure I don't have to do it again. So, just know to always have hope. They always say how ABVD has done wonders with Hodgkin's. I was afraid at first like everyone else that it might not go away. But it is. And I am winning the fight just like all of us can.
Just a question. I have had 9 treatments like I said. I know some people mentioned that their hair started to come back around this time. I never completely lost all my hair, it is just very very thin. I just wanted to know when it started coming back for people....how it comes back (slow, fast, thin then more). I just want to know what I can look for or expect. Thanks!!! God Bless!