4.20.2022

Canceled my upcoming hair appointment-whats the point of that!  I've had people offer to shave their head for me!  Um NO.  Such a strange & incredibly nice offer.  This is not solidarity.  This HL is mine, not yours.  We are NOT in this together.  #yupisaidit 😘🤣💪🏻 Said with love & appreciation. 

Word is traveling!  I still have 2 more calls to do although I'm so exhausted from them.  

But......the words of encouragement & acts of prayer, are so powerful.  

Research.......

These grow so slowly that patients can live for many years mostly without symptoms, although some may experience pain from an enlarged lymph gland. After five to 10 years, low-grade disorders begin to progress rapidly to become aggressive or high-grade and produce more severe symptoms. 

Say whaaaaaat?!  5-10 years for symptoms?  ugh. No wonder I've been screaming about my misery. 

So lets talk symptoms:

Common symptoms of NHL include Painless swelling in one or more lymph node(s)

✅ Unexplained fever Drenching night sweats-so what is it. Menopause or HL. Its hell.  Chills, then sweats. Hell. 

✅ Persistent fatigue-duh.  Its beyond being tired. 

✅ Loss of appetite-my taste buds are didferent too. 

✅ Unexplained weight loss-not too upset about this!  

✅ Cough or chest pain-every.damn.day!

✅ Abdominal pain Sensation of bloating or fullness (due to an enlarged spleen)

✅ Itchy skin - enough to drive one crazy!

My friend Diane sent this to me today. I'm NOT crying. I didn't know I had this many tears.