I was diagnosed with stage 3a Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2013 when I was 24. I had 6 months of ABVD chemo and everything was well managed - I’ve been in remission since January 2014 - so about 9, nearly 10 years. I’ve not had any health issues since. I went to my check ups for 5 years without a worry. Then 2 weeks ago I felt a strange lump at the base of my skull. It didn’t feel like how it often does when I get a small swelling due to infection. I went to the GP the very next day who said to wait for 2 weeks. I happened to have a pre booked medical examin for 3 days later (applying to adopt) and that doctor had another feel for me and felt a second lump on the side of my neck. She booked me in for bloods that were done a few days later and I got the results back in 24 hours - bloods all normal, including full blood count, spleen and liver function check, the whole works. I explained I was still worried and they hadn’t gone down (just over a week had passed) and due to my history she agreed to book me in for an ultrasound which I finally have tomorrow - it’s been just over 2 weeks but it’s felt like a lifetime.
I haven’t become ill at any point so I don’t feel like the lumps are from an infection. But I don’t have any other lymphoma symptoms and my bloods were okay. I guess I’m trying to hold onto some hope whilst also knowing what could be on the horizon and wondering if I’d survive a relapse. I generally deal with stress well, but I basically haven’t stopped crying for 2 weeks. It’s a bad gut feeling after 9 years of not really worrying.
Anyway, I don’t have a question, I guess I just wanted to share somewhere.