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My official blog is Annie Has Hodgkins Lymphoma ( This blog is syndicated on

I was diagnosed with Nodular Sclerosing Hodgkin's Lymphoma (Stage 2a) on Monday the 7th of December 2009 at about 7:30 at night.

I began this journey as a soldier who had clad herself in positive thoughts, held a shield of faith and wore a helmut of knowledge about my diesease. I thought nothing could trounce me... until my first chemo.

Looking back at it all now, what did I have to complain about? After my fourth chemo session the halfway PET scan showed complete disappearance of the mid-clavical mass that had hid under my skin.

Whilst weaving between emotions of anger, despair, penatance, glee and fear, the time passed quicker than I ever could have wished it to and I am now four months outside of my active treatment. I have learnt patience and perserverance, love and longing, wealth and poverty, illness and mediocrity. I have learnt words like "terminal" and "febrile", words that I'm positive humans can go their lives without needing to know. I have learnt pain and soothing, fatigue and irritability and most importantly which medications will send you to sleep the quickest.

I have never fought this hard in my life, and chances are I never will again.

My warmest regards and most fervent prayers to you all. Annie



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