Just received the results of my follow up scan after 6 cycles of ABVD for Hodgkins. The last scan after cycle 4 was a little unclear (the staff doing the scan that day were awful, they kept on leaving the door open and didn’t give me a blanket so I was freezing), and gave a false impression that everything was gone. The new scan shows there are still two small areas, one in the neck and one in the lung, and that further treatment is needed.
My consultant is still checking out which option is best. Either radiotherapy or R-ICE chemotherapy with an autologous transplant.
I had kind of a bad feeling for my appointment, I’ve been getting all over itching for a couple of weeks now so I already had the thought in the back of my mind that it might be back, so it wasn’t a complete shock. Just feeling numb at the moment, not sure if I’m really processing it properly or if I’m in denial? Really not looking forward to telling family and friends, I’ve been telling everyone that treatment is over.