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It's been too long

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

I haven't been here in a while. Through my leave I have graduated college with honors and I have been accepted to Montclair State. I graduated with a 3.4 GPA and a wealth of new knowledge and experience. Through all of my schooling I put my health in general on the back burner. The whole time I was beyond exhausted and yes overweight. I was so unnaturally tired, though. No matter what I did I'd be tired. I mean I'd go to bed at 6:00 pm and wake at 6:00 am still tired. All the while actually rationing my energy and carefully. I did go to the doctor and call him several times with the complaints of this tiredness that was so extreme. He told me it was my medication for Bipolar. Well, ok. I went, to the multicare near my house. I also had enlarged lymph nodes on my neck. The care station tested my blood. Every time for about a year they'd find elevated white blood counts. They'd throw antibiotics at it and say go home. After going through this horrible rigormoral, I went back to my general doc. BY THIS TIME I HAD SEVERAL ENLARGED NODES. He, after chalking it up to nothing for 2 years, took some blood. He saw the "infection." He sent me to an infectious disease doctor. Who sent me for a biopsy. FINALLY. I know what's wrong, the surgeon called me. Kathryn, you have Hodgkins Lymphoma. WHAT???!! I have cancer? I thought to myself. He said he excpected to find it. I've been for one treatment of Chemo and I have another on Friday. I have 8 altogether. Blessed that it is very curable. I've lost 11 pounds in 2 weeks from chemo. I haven't lost my hair yet. But, yes this is why I wasn't on in so long.
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  • KRYS210
    emoticon You have been in my thoughts and prayers!
    2246 days ago
  • DBELLE39
    Oh my, what a diagnosis, that's too bad the clinic kept missing the proper diagnosis. Thankfully your dr figured out what is wrong. Praying for your full recovery as you go through your treatments.
    Congrats on the college degree!
    2247 days ago
  • NANCYPAT1
    I am glad you finally KNOW what was going on - you KNEW that something was wrong and the doctors were not seeing it. I wish you successful healing and encourage you to take good care of yourself through this challenge. Choosing healthy foods might help with the healing and preventing the lymphoma from resurfacing once the chemo gets it under control. Healthy foods can also help you to feel better through the chemo.
    2247 days ago
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