May 12, 2002 - 10:58 pm
Hi, my name is Michele, 31 years of age, mother of a 22 month old boy, and I had non-hodgkins lymphoma, stage 1, diagnosed in November 2000. I had three chemotherapy treatments (CHOP) and 20 treatments of radiation.
Before this all happened, I was a pretty healthy person, except when I returned home from my honeymoon in June of 1999. My WBC was 15,000 and I was sick all of the time.
I had my first child in July of 2000 and found the swollen lymph node in October of 2000 as well. I waited about a month before going to my primary care physician for fear that I in fact had cancer.
Since being in remission, I have been having a really hard time accepting the fact that I had cancer and find myself mad all of the time and angry as well; and at times depressed....
I was wondering if anyone out there has been having the same feelings as myself.
I would greatly appreciate anyone e-mailing me and giving me some support....
My husband and family were very supportive at the time that I was undergoing chemo and radiation, but now I feel that I need ALOT MORE HEALING!!!!!!!!! No one could possibly understand and relate to what I am going through unless they have also undergone what I have gone through.
My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks everyone for reading this post and I hope to hear from anyone soon.
Take care and everyone STAY WELL AND HEALTHY!!!!!!!!