Dec 16, 2002 - 1:37 pm
Hi, my name is Leah and Im 17. In 1997 my stepdad was diagnosed w/Non Hodgkins Lymphoma. He was in very bad shape when he was diagnosed. They found tumors, and inflamed lymphnodes in his neck, his groin, under his arms, and in his spleen. He went through many ,any treatments, and we tried everything . But eventually the cancer just took over his body, and no medicines worked. My stepdad was the most positive role model in my life, and when we finally did lose him in January of 2001, it was horrible. I saw him in a way that I did not want to remember him in. Because of him I have become the person I am today. I attend Poland Regional High School in Poland, ME, and I am doing a large project that we are required to do at the end of our sr. year. I am researching: WHAT IS NON HODGKINS LYMPHOMA, AND HOW DOES IT AFFECT ITS PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES? If any of you could please respond to this, or email me back at Juliet_aee@hotmail.com, I would really love to hear your stories. Please, because in doing this project, and maybe understanding what exactly he was going through, it might add some sort of closure. Please reply back.... Thank you sooo much!