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    I was going to do a steampunk inspired clock with...

    I was going to do a steampunk inspired clock with the colors lime green and purple since purple is the color for Hodgkin's lymphoma and green is the color of lymphoma. The clock hands would be...
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    Tattoos/Piercings?

    When did you get the "okay" to get tattoos and/or piercings again post chemo and radiation treatment?
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    Dealing with chemo brain

    Could ADHD/ADD medication help with chemo brain symptoms? I've been diagnosed with ADD and have had problems with the medication for that but I'm willing to give it a try again if it means help with...
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    On deciding to do chemotherapy

    https://medium.com/@Vi163/on-deciding-to-do-chemotherapy-246470670fd8
    I write about my experience on chemotherapy in my article on Medium
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    It's bizarre. I don't remember them asking me if...

    It's bizarre. I don't remember them asking me if I had any kinds of cancer that ran in my blood whenever asked the pre-emptive questions about donating blood before actually donating blood.
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    No longer eligible to donate blood?

    Hey everyone!
    So my last chemo treatment is this Thursday (April 4th, yay!). I was thinking about it and looked up on Red Cross's website. It says I'm no longer eligible to donate blood. I'll ask my...
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    Well I video chatted with my parents tonight. I...

    Well I video chatted with my parents tonight. I told them that I was interested in reading about Hinduism. My Mom was like "Well, we don't need you converting" (nervous laugh). So I don't think...
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    Parents and religion

    My parents are both christain. My dad is Methodist, my mom is Greek Orthodox. I grew up, primarily attending my mom's church. My mom is pretty heavy into it, attending Bible studies and the like. My...
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    Sun burn products?

    So I just started my first round of chemo and I already noticed that my skin is more sensitive to light. I'm getting sub burnt on my face/cheeks, where I normally get sun burnt.

    My question is...
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    I had my first round of chemo today. Got there at...

    I had my first round of chemo today. Got there at about 8:30 AM and was there until 2-3 o' clock (14-15:00). Felt nauseaous and tired. Nurses said "don't wait for the nausea to get bad, take it the...
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    Saw my oncologist today. Got the official...

    Saw my oncologist today. Got the official diagnosis of Stage 2 unfavorable Hodgkin's lymphoma. Unfavorable because of how large the mass is. I need to get an MRI to determine if the cancer has gotten...
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    About to start chemo and radiation

    So I'm about to start chemo and radiation (like within 1-3 weeks) and one of my fears is being bed-bound (espicially around Thanksgiving) since everything I'm reading shows people get super fatigued...
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    Yeah I drink plenty of fluids with the pain...

    Yeah I drink plenty of fluids with the pain killers
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    Thanks everyone for the responses 😀 I'll be...

    Thanks everyone for the responses 😀 I'll be having my follow up with my oncologist tomorrow so I'll have a more complete picture of what I'm dealing with then.
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    This makes me very happy because one of my...

    This makes me very happy because one of my biggest fears is losing my hair whenever I start chemo and radiation.
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    Hey there, I might be able to provide some...

    Hey there, I might be able to provide some insight into this. I got a minor in biology for my undergraduate degree, so I have a good sense of "life science" in general and have been keeping...
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    Pain meds side effect help?

    How do you deal with the constipation that often accompanies the pain meds given to you? I know if you take laxatives and/or stool softeners too often, you risk your bum literally forgetting how to...
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    If it feels like joint pain, I swear by turmeric....

    If it feels like joint pain, I swear by turmeric. It's just as strong as prescription strength meloxicam (a prescription anti-inflammatory). For me, it's worked better than anything doctors tried to...
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    People need some sunshine and some kind of people...

    People need some sunshine and some kind of people interaction because we're social beings by nature. A little bit of fresh air won't hurt. Food science is honestly crap (partially because they're...
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    My journey so far

    Hey everyone, this is my first post here :D

    I got diagnosed with Lymphoma in Sept 2018, so this is brand new territory for me. I have my oncologist appointment on Halloween to see what specific...
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