Oh I'll live. But god damn, I don't want to see anybody else going through this. It's fucking terrible. I'm always in pain most of the time. I can't type very well because my fingertips have gone numb due to the affects of chemo
Ironically, I was the type of guy that made cancer jokes often. It's really hard to believe sometimes. In the middle of the night even, the reality hits me hard "This is not fucking real"
I had stage 3 Hodgkin Lymphoma, I fucked that shit up and sent it packing. Stay positive, it helps a lot.
Idk man, it fucking sucks. My personality huh. I don't want to sound like I have a lot of pride but, I feel like I can really connect to people and be more respectful. My teachers and friends also say I've been more stoic and quiet lately.
Really? I'm stage 2B Hodgkins Lymphoma. I guess we're lymphomies?
Oncologists say that since I'm mad young, I have a good fighting chance
Hopefully not dude
What chemo are you on? I did AVBD for 6 months with treatment every other week. I was 30 when I had it. Got any cool tumors? these were some of my tumor buddies
Fuck, a few months back I found a lump on my armpit. I was freaking the fuck out because I was sure it was lymphoma. I was thinking about how I was gonna have to cancel my vacation in the fall, how my hair would fall out, couldn't sleep the whole night.
Made an appointment to go in and see my doctor first thing, turned out it was just a minor infection. Took antibiotics for a week and the lump went away.
Was scary as fuck at the time. My stepdad has stomach cancer, I thought my mom was gonna have to deal with me having cancer too.
lol, when I first noticed the lumps in my neck I webMD'd that shit and saw it could be several things including lymphoma but I thought too myself 'no way its cancer.' 6 months later finally saw a Dr and he sent me out immediately for a chest xray and neck CT scan.
ah ok just curiousity.... I had testicular cancer that spread to my lymphnodes...... still was a 85% "cure" rate.... I went through chemo like a champ.... everybody kept treating me like a child, i was waited on hand and foot... i cried only twice.... once after my surgery to remove the testicle and second a month after finishing treatment because it suddenly hit me and i was scared that it would come back. Being faced with a life threatening illness just to survive can be a very scary experience. If you dont smoke weed then maybe you should start. I always thought people who claimed weed helped with nausea were full of shit until i did chemo.... I took a $300 pill every week before i started my round of chemo and two different kinds as needed and all sucked ass compared to weed.... if i felt sick i could hit a bowl and it immediately subsided. Good luck, I wish you all the best.
I'm sure I'm on AVBD as well. You should see my fucking prescription list. I was given like 3 types of Zantac just for nausea. I'm 18 man. I had a catheter that connected to one of my arteries and they just stabbed it and there went my chemo. So no constant needles and shit, just get stabbed in the chest with a 2 incher every cycle or so. I'm pretty sure I was 6 cycles
I did google it. A lump in your underarm can be a symptom of lymphoma. Didn't help that the infection was itchy as fuck (another symptom) and it was hot that night, so I was sweating (night sweats is another symptom). It was basically a conflux of coincidental symptoms that made me think it was more than it was.
My lymph node actually was inflamed, it was just due to an infection rather than a tumor.
did you refuse to get a port? I decided i didnt want to get something so permanent and told them to find a vein... by the end of my treatment I was getting stuck five or six times before they could find a viable vein to use... went from inside elbow to top of hand.... the is testicular cancer guy for an fyi
yeah thats a port.... itll leave a mean scare supposedly... i didnt get one... I had the lady turn my drip up as far as she was allowed becaise I didnt want to sit around waiting all day
That sucks. That's why I wanted to go in right away. I figured if it was cancer, I wanted them to catch it as soon as possible.
Like I said, my stepdad has cancer (and a really bad kind of cancer at that), so I guess it was kind of on my mind.
I chose not to have the port done, my veins are a little harder to get with a needle now but Im ok with that. I had zofran for nausea and it worked ok for me. I would go in on a monday for treatment and about half way into the 6 months I started throwing up once every time I would get treatment but never after until next treatment 2 weeks later. I would leave there feeling pretty bad, Tuesday I would feel crappy but would go to work, Wednesday I would feel pretty bad, I started taking those days off work after a few months cuz it got bad and Thursdays I was terrible, always took those days off. I would wake up friday and feel 90% better and be more or less fine until the next treatment.
Yeah, I just got my port removed about a month ago and it's really slow on healing up. I have some scars that I got from scratching a lot. On the long days, I stayed for 8 hours. I also had radiation right after chemo
i just googled that.... ive never heard of that... i just smoked weed because it helped with the nausea way better than any medication... i didnt use weed as a treatment for cancer... even though ive heard it has cancer fighting properties, i wouldnt stake my life on weed vs actual medicine
Yeah for sure, and I'm pretty sure Johns Hopkins wouldn't allow me to even if I wanted. Hopkins is a great place. It's sad to see the children in oncology man. It really hurts
It's ok OP.
I've already come to terms with myself that I will be that one average clown always there to cheer people up when they're feeling down. Yet, forever be a lonely virgin left to die and rot alone. A price I must pay for my past decisions like a curse.
Did you lose your hair? mine never fell out all at once, just got thinner over time. I actually didnt shave my head until after I finished chemo just cuz my hair was getting a little too thin.
yeah whenever i got sympathy from people it made me feel guilty as fuck..... here i am a 22 year old with an 85% chance of being "cured" and there are 5 year olds who are terminal..... by 22 I had lived life to almost the fullest... the best times of my life were 15-22... I had my fair share of girls and drugs and didnt regret a thing but this poor child who is literally dying while people watch will never get a chance to make some of those pivotal choices in life... thats why I tell most people I know that if they really want to help then donate bone marrow, it could save a kids life.... yeah it hurts but dying hurts more
not op but i shaved my hair short and after the second of four rounds i shaved it with a razor because i could pinch it out and it became a nervous habit and started to look stupid. But at the start of chemo i shaved my beard completely and it didnt grow a millimeter until i finished chemo
I lost all of my hair. Fucking everything, you name it man. I asked my dad to shave head after 4 cycles in. I was Kojak for a while. But now I have a baby Caesar, short but it's growing slow and steady
I remember my grandpa, he was the coolest dude I ever knew. He was always nice, always helped me with understanding new things etc. then one day he was diagnosed with cancer (can't remember which) we grew close together (although we wouldn't see eachothother too often). I was 9 when this happened. You could say he was my best friend. Then all of a sudden at school my parents come by and tell me what had happened, me being young and all didn't understand what had happened. couple years later I realize who I had lost, in recent weeks this had come to me. And I regret going into the car when I was at the funeral because I found it "boring" I will never forgive myself. I feel for you anon, I hope the chemo will end fast so you can go about your wonderful life. Also, too lazy to greentext.
My parents would tell "if they can do it then you can do it too" that shit would stick with me throughout treatment. Sometimes I would breakdown, and I felt it too. Just overwhelming sadness because of what has happened