Jul 2014: Started to experience itchy skin on my legs and arms, it was random. Many trips to dermatology.
Nov 2016: Itchy skin continued, noticed a lump on my neck, lost my hearing in one ear (turned to loud ringing), lost my balance, lost 15 pounds in a month, drenching night sweats, and extreme back pain.
Dec 2016: Diagnosed with Stage III Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a blood cancer of the immune system.
Jan-Jun 2017: 12 cycles of ABVD chemotherapy, most symptoms cleared up expect for hearing loss-tinnitus.
Jul 2017: PET scan identified possible disease still deep in chest.
Sep 2017: Conducted a chest biopsy to confirm it was still Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Sep-Oct 2017: BB chemotherapy to prep for a stem cell transplant. Had a severe blood clot due to PICC line.
Nov-Dec 2017: Autologous Stem Cell Transplant with high-dose BEAM chemotherapy, involving a month in the hospital.
My fight continues.