Post # 1
I haven’t been on here in over a month and those of you that have read my previous posts know that I have been struggling for quite some time with some health issues. 3 weeks ago, Fiance and Mom took me into the ER because I was having a lot of trouble breathing properly and had passed out on the toilet before we left. While in the ER, a bunch of tests were run and they found fluid around my lungs, along with a very high heart rate and high blood pressure. This led them to admit me. More tests were run that night, including a CT scan. The next day, I was told by doctors that some enlarged lymph nodes showed up in my scans. I then had a needle aspiration done under one arm. The samples ended up being too small so I was pulled into surgery, where an excellent surgeon pulled out 5 lymph nodes. The doctors came back with no hesitation that it was lymphoma.
More procedures were done to stage it…thankfully none was found in my bone marrow…so I was then told that I have Stage 3B Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma…to make matters worse, I had to have fluid removed from underneath my lung TWICE…total, they removed 2and a half LITERS of fluid, which I was told was caused by my lymphoma…I have gained 60 lbs of fluid in both my legs and my abdomen, making it very hard to get around…and I can’t eat.
When I heard the diagnosis, I was devastated but relieved at the same time that they FINALLY figured out what’s been going on with me…now, we are in the process of getting my Medi-Cal so that I can start my chemo treatments which will hopefully be within two weeks…I will say that I have never felt closer to my family, friends, and Fiance than I do now and am soooo incredibly grateful to have people like them in my life…well, anyway, I just wanted to share with the hive what has gone on with me these past two months and needed to vent a bit…thank you all so much for reading my story 🙂
Post # 3
*HUUUUUGS* I’m sorry you are going through this but I’m glad for you that you have such love and support around you. What an ordeal to have so much fluid removed. Thank goodness they got to the bottom of it so that they can properly treat you. Keep us posted.
Post # 4
@MissThespian: Not sure if you are christian but if so, youre in my prayers. If not, I’m sending you concentrated positive thoughts. Stay strong within the love from those around you.
Post # 5
I am glad you have found what is wrong. Stay positive, and all my love xx
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
oh my gosh. I can’t believe how positive you seem to have been in the face of this! The hive will gladly listen to anything you want to say <3
Post # 7
Thank you both so much 🙂 and yes, the fluid was literally UNBEARABLE…we’ve decided if it comes back before treatment starts, we’re going to the ER to have them remove it immediately…
Although I am not a Christian, I am spiritual and believe that anyone’s prayer is just another way to lift my spirits so thank you for that and I will most certainly keep everyone updated 🙂
Post # 8
What a horrible thing to have to deal with at what should be a fun and exciting time, stay strong, my thoughts are with you. I’m sure you can beat this! and if you need an ear I have two!
Post # 9
Wishing you strength during this hard time. Hoping your road to recovery goes as smoothly as possible. Glad you have a great support system. Stay strong!
Post # 10
I’m so sorry you’re going through this. Sending lots of love, positivity, and strength your way **hugs** <3
Post # 11
Stay Strong <3<3 Will pray for you.
Post # 12
You are in my thoughts! I had to go through cervical cancer treatments and such… long story. I am so happy to hear you have the support of family and your Fiance as well. That is SO important when it comes to helping you go through bumps on the road like these. Hugs and stay strong!!!! <3
Post # 13
((Hugs)) Sending you love and healing vibes to help you through this difficult time. My thoughts are with you.
Post # 14
Oh my goodness. You are being so strong. Though I’ve not had cancer myself, I have a lot of experience of it in my family and I feel your attitude is just right. Being so positive in the light of this situation will really help your battle. I would maybe recommed taking up a new hobby to help you through, too. A lady I knew once took up jewellery making when she was diagnose so she could have somethign to do during chemo. Not only was she not bored but she managed to make some beautiful things and sold them – donating all the profits.
I know I don’t know you, but I shall be thinking of you. All the best, and we’re here if you need it.
Post # 15
Oh my =( I cant imagine. *big hugs*
Post # 16
Stay strong, my thoughts are with your and your family.
Love from New Zealand.