Jul 09, 2011 - 1:49 pm
Yes, I had Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma 20 years ago. I had a small relapse 5 years ago (I went on Chemotherapy for several months), but now it seems to have re-occurred. I don't even know the name of the type of Lymphoma that I have now -- it used to be called "poorly differentiated". I started to notice lumps in my groin area about a month ago. Me, being a teacher, decided to wait until school was over to see a Doctor. Well, by the time that I called the soonest appointment they had was July 27th. Only two days ago, I started to feel really bad -- nights sweats and waking up feeling tired (like I had the flu). I woke up this morning and I KNEW the Lymphoma had returned.
I am going to call the Doctor on Monday, but here it is Saturday and I am full of fear. I have spent the morning researching non-Hodgkins Lymphoma but not knowing the exact type has hindered my research (I know that its the slow growing kind). So I decided to look into support groups to help me get through the weekend. I was really foolish to not call the Doctor sooner, and I fear for the worst. I feel bad, I'm upset, etc. etc. And so, here I am!