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kylesiddall7 karma

Amazing! Such a relief, the last 6 months have sucked but now I can focus on the future and make plans for the summer.

kylesiddall6 karma

My girlfriend was truly amazing, we had only been together a short time when I was diagnosed and she stuck by me the whole time. Marriage material right there

kylesiddall5 karma

Yes, I have quit smoking and trying to avoid eating fast food as much as possible. My diet wasn't the best but I'm trying my best to eat healthy and exercise more. I am feeling pretty good again now.

kylesiddall5 karma

It's not great, it affects different people in different ways. I felt pretty sick for 1 or 2 days after treatment, I got tired really quick after the first few cycles but towards the end of the treatment I found that I felt better sooner. The anti-sickness drugs I was given worked very well, I was only sick once at the hospital immediately after having chemo and was then given more anti-sickness drugs to prevent it from happening again. I tried to stay positive and remember that the chemo is making me better even though it made me feel worse.

kylesiddall3 karma

Good question, I found a lump under my left armpit which gradually got bigger and didn't go away. I went to see my local doctor who advised me that it was a swollen lymph node and to leave it for a few weeks to see if went away. It didn't, so I was sent for scans and a needle aspiration test. The results showed that the tissue was 'suspicious' of Hodgkins Lymphoma. I then had a biopsy at the hospital and after that it was officially confirmed.