Angio Immunoblastic T cell Non Hodgkins Lymphoma
Three weeks ago I was diagnosed with AITL , a rare type of Non Hodgkins Lymphoma. I remember saying " OK" a lot, when it really wasn't OK! Since then I've had my first lot of CHOP Chemotherapy and know that I will hopefully have a stem cell transplant.
So this is the beginning of my journey and on it with me I take my friends and family, especially my lovely husband, two children and two stepdaughters. That, for me, is the worst bit, I can handle whatever it takes to beat this disease, but seeing their pain and sadness is really hard. I am 41 years young and was first poorly 2 and a half years ago..but at that time no cause was found for my symptoms which put me in hospital for 6 weeks, including several stints in Intensive Care. Having similar symptoms this summer, but much less severe, led to 8 days in hospital and a lymph node biopsy that showed lymphoma..I don't know yet whether I am stage 3 or Stage 4. This week I was in again for 2 days for antibiotics when it looked like I had an infection..fortuanately I didn't, but hey....better safe than sorry. I will beat this!