Apr 04, 2008 - 10:52 am
Hi, my name is Kaitlin and I am 18 years old. I was just diagnosed with Large B Cell Non hodgkins Lymphoma on Tuesday.
I am so new to this and I would appreciate it if anyone would be kind enough to help me learn what exactly I have and explain to me what I will have to go through in the near future. [doctors lingo is a little too hard for me to understand].
At this point in time, I am very calm but I think that is because I haven't let it sink in yet. I still am sitting here thinking, "me? have cancer? yeah right".
Plus, I was told by doctors that I am a rare case due to three reasons. First, I am young. Most people with NHL are a lot older. Second, I am a female. NHL affects more men then woment. And third, my brother also has this type of cancer. Which is supposively "remarkable" due to the chances being a trillion to one.