Was just diagnosed over Christmas. Well that's a fine thing. Never saw myself as a lymphomaniac, but there it is. Have learned much in these few short weeks. I did freak, for sure. Couldn't sleep...lay awake shaking all night. Mainly because I must keep my job...my GP goes, no you won't be able to, you're life is going to change. NO WAY. My surgeon was much more optimistic, but other docs seemed somewhere in between.
Anyhow, now on prozac and attavan and this has helped immensely.
All kinds of craziness has ensued. Got rid of all the teflon pans, bought gallons of acai juice...still in shock.
My two main questions for those with more experience
I do plan to work and have a flexible, desk job (can work at home some) how do I approach this?
I hate the thought of becoming a chemical dump, I am so healthy I do not even eat at McDonald's...how do you deal with putting all this crap in your body?
Also, did you get household help? I'm not sure how much support to ask for, but I'd like to get it lined up if needed.
Didn't see how to fix my profile...so...I'm 59, F, with classic Hodgkins, mixed cellularity
Also, I want to delay treatment just a few weeks...a lot of medical resistance to this..is that because they think I won't follow through, or because it is vital to my health?
Thanks all...great to read and learn from you all.