In December 2015, my husband and I had given birth to our first baby girl. Life was perfect! I was losing my baby weight extremely fast which was good for me. However, the night sweats and fatigue were starting to wear me down. A cough then moved in and would not seem to go away.
After a trip to the clinic, I was treated with bronchitis and sent home with a round of antibiotics. A few days later, a loud pop happened in my chest and I was instantly gasping for air. My husband rushed me to the ER where I was originally treated for pneumonia and admitted for more testing. The loud pop was my lung collapsing.
After several tests and a surgery to clean out the fluid around my lungs, I was told that I had stage 2 Hodgkin lymphoma. After 11 days in the hospital and my first chemo treatment under my belt, I was released to go home with my little family.
I received 12 rounds of ABVD chemo over the next six months. After my first set of scans in October 2016, I was told that I was CANCER FREE!!!!! Thank you LLS for all you do for cancer patients like me! Because of you, I will get to watch my baby girl grow.