I am new to this group. I was diagnosed with Lymphoma back i

I am new to this group. I was diagnosed with Lymphoma back in the summer. I am responding well to treatment according to recent scan and hopefully only have two more treatments to go. I have tolerated treatment well but still dread the upcoming one. I feel angry this is happening to me as I guess everyone does. I have lived a healthy lifestyle as I wanted to be a active part of my children's and grandchildren's lives. I am discouraged even though i should be thankful. I just did not plan on this being my life. I have worked hard to take care of my self and I feel so very sad.

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[8640]
Jan 27

@PatPP.....first I'd like to welcome you to SG!...we need people like you on here!...feel free to share whatever it is that's bothering you, and making you scared or nervous...
I know about feeling hopeless, it's not a great spot to be mentally, spiritually or emotionally ....I'm here to tell you, there is a way out!..and that's what you just did today, by posting you fears, your hopelessness, the uncertainty of your future...if your losing hope, take some of mine...I have hope for you PatPP!...it's not easy what your facing, especially at your age...it does get harder as you get older, but if you can make it through this tough time, and get to the other side, you can be so instrumental in helping others that come after you!...your a brave person going through all this medicine...I will pray for you, and if you believe in some type of power out there, please ask that power for help...

I've had NHL since 1998...went through R/CHOP in 2002, and have had 2 BMT in the last 4yrs...there was days I felt hopeless like yourself...hopefully for you, it won't last long, and you'll get that fighting spirit back!

We are here for you, please take advantage of us here, and we can all help each other!

Keep the faith

Irish

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Feb 5

Hi Irish! You should be really optimistic about your situation. You're responding well and I believe you will overcome this. My mom was diagnosed with NHL in 2012 and she was fine until this year when the cancer came back. They say NHL has a 70% 5 year survival rate and this is my moms 4th year. She seems to be responding well to chemo lately, but there have been so many complication and there is risk for many more and I don't know have to act in this situation. This year is my last year at school and I am taking my exams for university studies this June but I don't know if I am going to make it. Lately I have been unable to study because all I can think about is my mother and I haven't been able to visit her lately because her immune system is working low. I can't shake the thought of her dying and I am devastated to say that I have almost forgotten what it's like have her in my life, and she is not even gone yet.. Sorry for burdening you with my problem I just needed to talk to sb who could possibly understand

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Feb 5

@gemini_daughter....I'm so glad your on this site and sharing what's going on with your mom and yourself...and thank you for your kind comments about myself...your not alone...please be yourself...listen and follow what your heart says...school will always be there...if you need to be with your mom is so strong, and it's breaking your heart to be away from her, my personal advise would be, to put school on hold, and be with your mom...it's obvious in your post that you love and care about your mom very very much...follow your heart!!...if your moms immune system is compromised, there's ways around being around her, but it takes discipline on your part....wear gloves, and a mask...if you sick, keep your distance until your feeling better...I use Clorox wipes in my home, car, when I'm out and about...I make sure when anyone who enters my house, they wash there before they do anything else...I have a sign on my door asking my friends and family to do so.....your not burdening me at all...I hope you continue to reach out on this site, and let others help you help yourself!....I'm not a big fan of statistics...I've beaten the odds all along!...and so can your mom!!...I was really happy to see your post, and I'm really hoping to see more of them...we are here for you, take advantage of us!

Keep the faith

Irish

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