I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin follicular lymphoma in December 1995 after finding a lump in my neck. My son had just turned 7 years old and I was so afraid I would not be around to see him grow up.
Today, my son is almost 27. I have gone though many battles with this illness throughout my 20-year fight. I've taken pills, I've had chemotherapy and last year I finished radiation. I currently have two tumors but I am on a "watch and wait" protocol. No symptoms and no treatments.
This has always been hard to understand for many people. I do get it, but only after so many years of fighting. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is a wonderful organization to help support those of us in need. In return, I want to help with my support!