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Brittiney’s Story (Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma)

Brittiney's Story Non-Hodgkins lymphomaMy daughter was born in June of 2014. Up until April of 2015, I had lost about 70 lbs. I thought it was because I was breastfeeding, until later that same month when I woke up in the hospital. I was told I’d had a seizure.

After getting a test and a biopsy of a swollen lymph node, I was told I had non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. I was very sad. I get light headed, have no appetite and I feel faint in the sun. I’m 24, and when you think about cancer, you think about death. I have three kids that need me, and I think that’s what keeps me going. I do a chemotherapy treatment every two weeks through an IV. Next week, I go for my 3rd, and I keep all my family and friends updated. I have a long way to go until I’m better, but I’m fighting as hard as I can like a girl.

Brittiney
Maryland
Submitted 09/04/2015

The informational content of this article is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

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4 comments

  1. Hi Brittiney,

    I am so sorry you have this terrible disease as I have the same cancer since June 13, 2013.. BUT It can be controlled with treatments and I am on my 2nd cycle of harsh treatments as mine is aggressive and stage 3. I am still alive after 2yrs of diagnosis and will keep fighting on.. I surely am not giving up!! I feel you have the same fighting spirit as you have kids to fight for. 🙂

    Live each day with gratitude and being positive is a MUST as it strengthens your immune system. Diet is very important too. I know you don’t have appetite but if you just eat small amounts thru out the day it will help you to recover and you don’t feel nauseated. I too have the same symptoms as you. I been reading articles on sugar which feeds cancer.. so no sugar !!
    I also have high anxiety due to this disease and meditation helps.. I totally understand how you feel and what your going thru .. Just take one day at a time and only live in the moment
    May god bless you and your family
    Much love to you xx
    Diane Gaudreault
    Ps/ I’m also on this website if you wish to read

  2. Thankyou Leanne xx

  3. I hope you are doing well, Brittiney, and that you have a great support system to help you throughout your treatment.

    I was just recently diagnosed with Lymphocyte Rich Classical HL, in stage 1A. My treatment will likely begin in 2016…what a way to start a year.

    Christine (in Santa Monica, CA)

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