Mar 08, 2012 - 11:03 pm
I was recently diagnosed with Stage III BS Hodkins Lymphoma. It is pretty serious and has me worried I know the out come is good but I am a healthy in shape young male that never in my life would think I would be going thourgh this. A civilian hospital found a mass in my lungs by CT scan back in December around the Holidays I was transfered and admitted to Protsmouth Naval Hospital. They did the needle biopsy of the mass came back and said it was a good sample and we should know something soon. The very next day they came back and said the sample was not good enough so I had to get cut opened to remove a better piece of the mass. Again was told a good sample and would know something soon. Eventually they said that it was nothing and not cancer called it a Thymus Mass. They failed to mention all the the lymphnodes that were going crazy and had been infected or inflammed. That all happened from December 13-23 of December.
That was back in December and I was given a clean bill of health was a load off my shoulders and they had made me feel this was away. Jump forward to the end of January the 23rd to the 31st. I woke up with a horrible pain thought nothing of it.I treated it as I had slept on my neck wrong thats what it felt like took NSAIDS and muscle relaxer and no help. The next morning at 0300 I woke up and my lymphnodes were swollen to the size of an extra large egg. Went to another civilian hospital because something did not seem right and the military was dicking me around. They took another CT Scan this time they counted the lymphnodes inflamed infected and I was transfered again to Portsmouth. I was rushed into emergency surgery to removed the lymphnodes and they were only able to get one out. Well after a million people looking up my slides military, civilians, and the worlds Hodgkins expert to come with a proper diagnosis for it.
I started round two of chemo today and it sucks but have no real options of what to do other then nothing and die. I ran into the throasic surgeon leaving today and he told me that he is really distured that he has been seeing a lot of cases of lymphoma lately and I am starting to think this is not a coinedence what have we been given or exposed to and cause this. I dunno I just wanted to reach out and see if anyone else has been through a similar situation.