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March 23rd, 2012, 11:44 AM
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Hey girls,

Surgery this morning was not fun, it was extremely painful. They showed me the lymph node it was the size of a peach.
The surgeon rushed it to Pathology.

The Pathologist called quickly and preliminary results are Hodgkins Lymphoma; cancer.

I have been hysterical all morning. Very glad my mom is with me. We are meeting with the Oncologist in 2 hours. First step will be determining how advanced the cancer is. Then, deciding on course of action. Can't be aggressive until baby is born.

Found out the severe skin itching I have is a symptom of Hodgkins Lymphoma.

Very scary day. Please pray for me.


** UPDATE **

I met with the Oncologist and she is an awesome lady.... Next week, I will be getting an MRI of my chest, abdomen, and pelvis to scan for other infected lymph nodes. I will also be having a bone marrow biopsy to see if the cancer is in my bones. This will help determine what Stage I'm in; I, II, III, or IV.
They will also place a port in my chest for the chemo. Generally the bone marrow biopsy is done under anesthesia but since I'm pregnant they can't, so I will just make it through...

I guess there are some chemo meds that are okay in pregnancy... I'm also going to be seeing a high risk OBGYN from now on to monitor my Bub while I'm going through all of this... My Oncologist has successfully treated other pregnant women with my diagnosis and is currently treating a pregnant lady with breast cancer...

I'm meeting with the high risk OB on Monday and she will let us know when exactly we can start chemo, probably in the next couple of weeks. I will have to go in for chemo every 2-3 weeks. The duration of treatment will depend on what Stage the Lymphoma is in. Of course I will end up losing my hair, but that's the last of my concerns right now.

I feel a little better after talking to the Oncologist, at least I know the next steps now. I just pray to God that the Lymphoma is in the early stage...
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Diagnosed with Stage II Hodgkin's Lymphoma on 3/23/12 at 13w1d pregnant.

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March 23rd, 2012, 11:47 AM
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Oh sweetie!! I am so very sorry to hear this How scary. Hopefully its the beginning stages. I will continue praying for you.

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March 23rd, 2012, 11:48 AM
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Sorry to hear it, I will definately be praying for you. God can work miracles.
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March 23rd, 2012, 11:51 AM
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omg i am so sory! what a total shock that must be. huge <hugs>
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March 23rd, 2012, 11:52 AM
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I will keep you in my thoughts! I can't even imagine how scared you must be.
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March 23rd, 2012, 11:54 AM
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I am so sorry I will be praying for you. Please keep us updated.

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March 23rd, 2012, 11:55 AM
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Oh man. I am so sorry to hear this news. I'll be praying for you.
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March 23rd, 2012, 11:55 AM
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Oh Crystal, I don't even know what to say. We are all here for you and I am hoping and praying for the absolute best!
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March 23rd, 2012, 12:00 PM
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Oh my GOSH Crystal!! Will be praying for you.
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March 23rd, 2012, 12:03 PM
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I'm so sorry! I will be praying for you!
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March 23rd, 2012, 12:07 PM
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wow, not what I was expecting! I hope it's in the order stages and everything holds off until after the baby is born. I'm so sorry
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March 23rd, 2012, 12:13 PM
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oh no Crystal, I can't even believe it! I am so so sorry you are going through all of this! God really does work miracles and I will be praying for you to get through all of this! I'm so glad that you went in right away to your doctor and didn't wait! Please keep us all updated and we will all be thinking of your! Positive thoughts only!
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March 23rd, 2012, 12:14 PM
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I don't know what to say, Crystal. We will be praying for you during this difficult time. I pray it's in the very early stages and can be treated rapidly after the baby is born. So sorry.
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March 23rd, 2012, 12:16 PM
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OMG i am sorry that you are going through this please keep us updated i will be praying for you!!
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March 23rd, 2012, 12:23 PM
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Oh Crystal, I am so sorry to hear this news! I pray you caught it early!

You are in my prayers!
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March 23rd, 2012, 12:32 PM
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I'm so sorry! My niece got diagnosed with it last spring and she went through a few months of chemo and is now cancer-free. I pray you get the same end result! If you need to connect with her I'd be happy to give you her contact information.
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March 23rd, 2012, 12:34 PM
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I have been praying for you and will continue. i am so sorry. I had a friend who had that in college and she is doing fantastic now. Love and prayers to you and baby!
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March 23rd, 2012, 12:37 PM
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I am so so sorry to hear this. You are in my T's & P's. Please lean on us. HUGS
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March 23rd, 2012, 12:37 PM
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I am so sorry to hear that. We will all be thinking of you and sending lots of prayers your way. Let us know if there is anything we can do.
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March 23rd, 2012, 12:39 PM
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I'll be praying...keep us updated...
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