Lyphoma

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  1. irishsharon

    irishsharon DIS Veteran

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    Dh went for a CAT scan on Monday because he may need a hip replacement. The orthopedist called on Wed. and said he needs to go to his primary Dr. and get tests done because they are concerned it might be lyphoma.We were prepared to hear he needed his hip replaced But not this!!!!!! He got blood work done yesterday and now we just wait.Sorry to bring this here but you are all so easy to talk to:) I lost my mom when I was 10 and my mind is going crazy thinking about the bad.We have a 10 and 7 year old.
     
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  3. crisi

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    Oh no! You are in my thoughts that this is all "nothing." In the meantime, until the test results come back it might help to know that regardless, there is nothing you can do about the good or the bad - you'll just deal. Try and remind yourself not to borrow trouble.

    Also, you may want to talk to your primary about anti anxiety medication.

    All the best.
     
  4. wiigirl

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    Sending good vibes your way. :goodvibes :grouphug:
     
  5. Pixie Dust for Me!

    Pixie Dust for Me! Anyone seen tink lately, I'm running a bit low on

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    Hugs to your family. Sending the very best thoughts to you!

    Karen
     
  6. jodiey

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    Prayers to you. My husband had hodgkins lymphoma about two years ago so if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask
     
  7. kiki02

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    Hugs and prayers from me. :littleangel:
     
  8. kleubanks

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    Another Hodgkin's Lymphoma survivor. Before your mind carries you too far into despair; while it is not the road any of us would choose...the good news is, many of us have been there And are here to assure others just facing the disease.
     
  9. capshockeygrl

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    Another Hodgkins Lymphoma survivor here. :) November was my 5 year mark.

    *hugs* My thoughts are with you. As the pp mentioned, I think the best mindset you can get into for yourselves is to just understand that you can't control the outcome of the tests, just know that you'll do whatever you need to going forward to beat it.

    And while every case is different, I'm happy to answer any questions you may have. :)
     
  10. luvmarypoppins

    luvmarypoppins <font color=darkorchid>I am debating whether to pu

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    :hug: Prayers from another Long Islander.

    I am sure the wait is gong to be hard over the week end.

    Try to take your mind off things and enjoy your family and the snow.

    There are lots of great hospitals here to get good care if need be. I go to Stony Brook for my cancer care. I dont have lymphoma though they thought I did at one time.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Wishing you all the best. Keep us updated when you can. Hang in there! One day at a time!
     
  11. irishsharon

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    Thank you everyone for your kind words.I think whats on my nind is how sick does someone with lymphoma get? Today we will be clearing about 3 feet of snow from our driveway!!!!!
     
  12. Robbi

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    Hugs and prayers for your husband, you, and your family, OP.
     
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    Prayers for all of you :hug:
     
  14. kleubanks

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    Lots of variables...

    Going through chemo/radiation for Hodgkins made me more tired than sick. Usually only 1-2 days during each treatment (every 2 weeks). Keep telling yourself...one day at a time. Educate yourself or you will go crazy with the "what ifs..."

    Hang in there!
     
  15. a1tinkfans

    a1tinkfans Spreading Some Pixie Dust Today!

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    hugs and best wishes...
    dont go making yourself crazy...it is so hard, but ....but it really does no good..for either one of you....if your forced to face it, worry about it them....I know easier said then done...

    Interestingly...when my spouse was being tested by our primary, before the specialist..she got results back and said, she was so glad to see that the hip needed to be replaced...we were like what????
    she then said, she thought there was a more sinister reason (not even gonna say that word, as a survivor myself, the disease infuriates me) anyway I digress...
    she thought that it was not just a need for the hip replacement...so
    MAYBE after the tests, you will hear the very same thing....ya just dont know...
    But know this....so many survivors out there ....its not always easy but it is Doable...
    And post total hip replacement.....making strides each and every day...
    Again, wishing the Best results ...hang in there,,,,your in our thoughts......:hug:
     
  16. GoofyFairie

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    Hugs and prayers for all of you. Wishing for all the best possible outcomes for all of you.
     
  17. hapandpam

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    It is easy to say not to worry but I would be doing the same thing. Hope being able to "talk" about it has helped. When I was waiting for some test results, I also turned to the boards. I never posted, but read through others going through similar situations. It helped to know I wasn't alone. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Keep us posted.
     
  18. irishsharon

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    Thank you so much every one for letting me just say what I need to say.My Dh had his right hip replaced over three years ago and then he started getting terriible pain in the left hip.Before the scan he was told that he may need to have the frist hip replacement done over and also replace the other hip.Well the scan showed that both hips will have to be done and by the way you might have lymphoma.I am a planner....so I'm planning for the worst and praying for the best. Thank you for all the amazing surviors who have commented I hope we can be as strong as you. My friends and family are wonderful but sometimes its hard to share what I'm really thinking. Thanks again everyone you are all so kind and your kindness means more than you know :flower3::flower3:
     
  19. scootch

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    Love and prayers... hoping it turns out to be something minor. There is always that chance!!!
     
  20. PatsMom

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    Best of luck to you. Lymphoma is treatable/curable depending on the stage it is caught at. You undoubtedly have a lot of testing still ahead of you before a treatment plan can be recommended. It is so hard to wait for test results. I think most cancer survivors will tell you that the hardest thing is waiting.

    And most of us also consider that we are survivors beginning on the first day after diagnosis. So welcome to the survivor's club. The club no one wants to join!
     
  21. DisneyNutMary

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    My thoughts and prayers are with you OP. My brother in law is five years in remission of lymphoma. It was a tough battle, but he made it through. Stay strong.
     

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