When my mom was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, I honestly was not that emotionally affected by the news. We knew straight off the bat that it was very treatable, so I wasn’t worried about what was going to happen. I was told about the type of treatment she would have to undergo, and my responsibilities with taking care of her. When she would come home from chemo, she would be too tired to do anything, so my siblings and I would wait on her hand and foot.
We learned how to help around the house and do everything we could to meet her needs. We also learned how to take care of ourselves a bit more, because she couldn’t do everything she used to do for us.
I’m happy to say that she went into remission after only two years, and she has been extremely healthy ever since. My family came together in the face of difficulty and found a way to overcome it. We all came out of it better able to help others who are in this situation.