On October 31, 2016, I was diagnosed with Stage IIIB - Hodgkin Lympoma. Happy Halloween to me. This was no trick for sure.
A few weeks prior to the diagnosis, I noticed a lump under my left arm. Narli had told me, "You should go see Dr. Young". That Monday, I did just that. Little did I know, the days to come would be the darkest days I've ever seen. Tests, after tests, after tests were done that week. To be initially treated as what was thought to have been an infection of the lymph node turned out to be worse. Cancer. NO ONE ever wants to hear the "C" word.
This hit me hard. This hit us hard. Not knowing what this disease is, how it would affect me, my wife, my family, my job, and my friends. It is one the hardest things I've had to deal with and accept.
So how does one take this? Several Doctors have said "this is the most treatable and the most curable forms of cancer". This is STILL cancer. But I'll go with that. Life must go on.
I know that everything will be OK and that we WILL get through this! That's the attitude that I've taken and I AM going to this kick this thing in its BUTT! If you know me, you'll know that I am an optimistic and positive person. I always find that life's challenges is a journey to test ones perseverance. We will FIGHT. We will WIN!