Scared mom

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RE: Scared mom

by bobbieak on Mon Apr 09, 2012 07:36 PM

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On Apr 08, 2012 11:50 PM Razorbackmom wrote:

Thank you all that have written me with your support. We went to the Oncologist on Friday and found that the HL is stage II A/B - he said that her symptoms are not fully one way or the other. He performed a bone marrow aspiration and we will find out the results of that on Tuesday. He wants to put her on a treatment plan of 6 treatments of Chemo every two weeks and then radiation. For her, she wants to try to finish up school a little early so that she can start on the first of May with her treatments. This way she has a really high chance of getting back to normal in the fall. This is what she wants. She understands that her health comes first, but also is willing to fight this with all that she has. The doctor recommended that we see a reproductive doctor for possibility of freezing some of her eggs because there are studies that chemo/radiation can cause infertility. We were able to get into this doctor on Friday as well - this seemed like a real joke to me. Sorry if I offend anyone. It was just weird and for 13K + yearly storage fees we can freeze some of her eggs. It almost felt like we were at a car dealership. It was 4:45 on Good Friday and this doctor was more than willing to do a blood test and perform a sonogram - this is what did it in for us. We told him that we would get back with him. As we walked out laughing - more from the shock of what we had went through and the fact that we were basically had more information that we needed in one day. We were exhausted, but were still able to laugh at the fact that this was an odd doctor’s appt.

Today my daughter left to go back to college. I hated to see her go, but I know that she wanted to get back to a couple of days of normal. Next Friday we have an appt. with a Radiation Therapist and she has an EKG and pulmonary test. We are also trying to get into a second opinion doctor on the following Monday before she goes back to school.

Tgoodbody - Praying for you and your daughter, hope her new treatment plan is helping her.

Abbala - Thank you for your comments, we are taking one day at a time and are putting her health as the number one priority. She understands that, but she also loves her friends and college very much, so she is going to do whatever she has to do to fight this and get back to normal.

Rosies_mom - Thank you for your prayers. She and I have a support group of family, friends and new friends helping her get through this. For her treatment this summer she has many friends coming to be with her and help her get through this.

GrammaKitty10 - My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to you. You are a strong person, just like my daughter. Right now it is a struggle for her because she doesn’t understand why God would do this to her, nor do I. Why wasn’t I the one that? I told her that God works in mysterious ways. She wants to be a pediatric nurse and her dream is to work at St. Jude’s. Maybe this is a preparation to the dream. Not sure, but it is scary.

I am still scared, but have found that I have a lot of support. It won't be easy, but we will get through this.

Hi, Im new to this site & just saw your post. I am an almost 10 year survivir of stage IIB Hodgkins.  I had 6 cycles of abvd chemo followed by 3 weeks of daily low dose radiation. I was terrified when I heard the "c" word at age 32 & thought having chemo treatments meant that i would be vomitting all day for the full 6 months. I was very tired & weak for the the whole 6 months & never really wanted to eat much because nothing tastes the same when your on chemo (spicy food was the best for me) but only got really sick when i tried to take the strong antibiotic that they will give you on an empty stomach- never did that again & never got that sick again. So, tell your daughter that while she may not feel the greatest while shes going through it- its definately not as bad as im sure shes imagining. It sounds like shes got a good support system and that alone means soo much! Hang in there mom, I know your scared too- I thanked God every day that it was me and not my son because i cant imagine watching him go through it but your daughter will be stronger when its over than you can imagine. Good luck!

RE: Scared mom

by Cancermom64 on Mon Apr 09, 2012 07:46 PM

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I too went through what your daughter is going through. I did 3 chemo treatments and 25 radiation treatments. I will be honest with you and tell you that I was sick but I also have other immune system issues. I have been cancer free for almost 2 years and I see my oncologist every 3 months. I am a 47 year old mother of one and seeing what my family was going through was rough. Support your daughter and let her know that your there for her. A great support team starts at home. As long as she has that, she will beat the monster that showed up unwelcomed. I was back to work in approximately 4 months. Each person is different but she is very young and has that on her side. Good luck to all of you. I will pray for you and your daughter.

RE: Scared mom

by Abbala on Thu May 03, 2012 09:38 PM

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Dear Scared Mom,

Wishing you and your daughter all the best. She is strong and willing to fight back. That's what she needs. The will to fight. Remember though to get enough rest in between. That also helps.

Abbala

 

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