I’d been feeling unwell – eating made me feel nauseous and I couldn’t stand to have anything tight around my stomach. My GP booked me in for some scans and then I was referred to an oncologist and I had a biopsy.
After that, the diagnosis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma was confirmed. I received the standard chemotherapy drugs for the first few months of treatment, and then I took part in a clinical trial.
During the week I had treatment, I would feel okay as the nurses would give me medicine. The next week, I would get side effects like diarrhoea, vomiting and constipation. I took ginger to help with the nausea, and I tried to live my normal life whenever I felt well enough.
I had good support from work, my family and friends, and the hospital staff were brilliant. I still have regular check-ups and I’m back to living my usual active life.
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