Cath. I'm a 36 yr old, mother of Christopher(15) and
15 wonderful years to my best friend Bob(38)!!
recently, November 23,1998, I was diagnosed with "Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma".
What a "wonderful" Thanksgiving it was for us!! I originally went
to the hospital with stomach and chest pains, fearing something wrong
with my heart.
mom had lived with heart problems most of her 'all too short' life.)
days in the hospital and my neck began to swell. The doctors did some
and discovered I had this cancer! What a shock it was for my family and
fear of not knowing what to expect was the worse. My doctor put us in touch
with a world renowned Lyphoma specialist,Dr. Richard Shadduck of the Western
Hospital. He is a remarkable man..he puts me completely at ease,
is very important to me!!!
have always found a solace in the music of Stevie Nicks,and recently
find the strength I need in the words of the songs..
carry me through the scared times and give me hope!!
am also very lucky to have the prauers and support of my family and friends!!
are the strength I need in order to survive this disease..they won't let
me give up!! I can only hope that others out there with any form of cancer
have such a loving support group in their corner!!!! Keep the Faith!!!!!!