Growing up is hard to do. As a 24 year old, just starting out in the working world, being diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma can be a big blow. Here's my attempt at putting it behind me as smoothly as possible.

17 November, 2005


Number 5 is now past me. It was a pretty bad start, I normally don't have any trouble getting the IV in and this time took 5 tries between 3 nurses. I'm so tracked up I look like a junkie. I normally don't start feeling sick until later that night or the next morning and this time I felt sick from the second it started flowing too. Today has been par for the course though, not too bad. The weather is getting nice here so hopefully I'll get outside for a bit soon. I need to enjoy the last couple good days before winter sets in!


Anonymous Julie said...

Hi Mike,

Its a friend from the webmagic forums! You're doing such a great job with a supremely wonderful attitude and halfway is just around the corner. I was getting chemo last year at this time, and it was good to do it during the winter. When it's over -- you emerge back into the world just like the leaves and flowers! Hopefully, you'll be feeling mostly normal by then.

Anyway, just wanted to let you know that I also started feeling sicker with more nausea and fatigue during my 3rd cycle. I spoke with my doctor, and we switched up the nausea medication a little bit. If you find #6 is bad too, you might want to have that conversation as nausea comes from at least 2 different places in the brain. Who knew?

The bone pain stays around, though. I really felt like chemo was over when I didn't have to get my Neulasta shots anymore.

Keep up the good work!

:-) Julie

6:43 p.m.


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