Well this is a first for me! Thank you to Kate from Blood Cancer UK, with whom i had a long chat about my situation. And thank you to anyone who has taken the time to read this.
So, my story is that I was diagnosed with Follicular Low Grade Non Hogkin Lymphoma, back in October 2019. And then in December of 2020 my haematology Dept advised me that i have CLL. Wow. Didn’t expect that. I am very fortunate that both these conditions are yet to impact my physical health, and i am part of the watch and wait community. But, that said, i have struggled greatly with stress, anxiety and low moods since my CLL diagnoses. I would normally consider myself a fairly positive person, but i now feel trapped in a very dark place, waiting for something awful to occur. Up until my CLL diagnosis, i felt i was coming to terms with my NHL diagnosis. But now? I’m struggling.
As such, I’d love to hear from anyone out there who has had (or is experiencing) a similar journey, and may have some good advice about moving forward. I really don’t want these conditions to dominate my life. Any help would be very much appreciated.
Take care folks,