I called my sister, a nurse, and I said “they have found a mass in my neck”. I thought it was weird because it was not nice terminology to use talking about ‘something awful that is happening to other people’.
Back in March of 2003 while working in Auckland, I was diagnosed with testicular lymphoma. A orhidectomy was carried out I commenced 6x cycles of CHOP with 2spinal injections of Methotrexate Chemo.
I’m a 43 year old woman, who has always considered herself strong, fit and healthy. The 15th September 2006, was my dad’s birthday. In the evening on this day I was due to sing at a restaurant gig with my three piece band.
This is the story of our adored mother who sadly lost her battle with Lymphoma on the 19th February 2005. Mum was a fighter, she fought for her beliefs and was always there for those who sought her advice or help.
In early 2002 I was diagnosed with ‘T’ Cell Lymphoma after much procrastination by several doctors and specialists over several weeks. Initially the medical opinion was that I had contracted Meningococcal which was then changed to Ross River Fever.
I was diagnosed with Non Hodgkin Lymphoma on the 23rd December 2009. Since that day my life has had some interesting turns. Having been in show business all my life, I thought I had led a very interesting life up until then.