Hodgkin's Lymphoma, or any cancer diagnosis can often feel overwhelming, but it’s important to remember you are not alone, and due to recent medical advancements in diagnosis and treatment, The prognosis continues to improve for people with Hodgkin's lymphoma.
At Share Lawyers, we understand how challenging this time in your life can be, as we’ve had many clients dealing with this time in their lives. Here is a list of affordable resources for those living with and recovering from Hodgkin's Lymphoma, to help with your journey to health.
Get informed About Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Often knowing what you are dealing with can give you confidence and a sense of control over your situation. Learn enough about your illness so you feel comfortable to ask your doctor question about your treatment and recovery.
Here are some resources for information about Hodgkin’s Lymphoma:
Get A Support System
Having a strong support system and positive attitude may be useful to you when dealing with your illness. Although friends and family are always a good resource to utilize when experiencing pain, anxiety or depression related to your illness, it’s always a good idea to talk with others going through the same journey as you to be able to feel understood, gain perspective from other’s stories, and feel like part of a community.
Here are some resources for finding support groups for those with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma:
Don’t Feel Like You Have To Do It All
Often, cancer patients feel pressure to always maintain a cheery and positive for those around them. But you are only human! If you are having a down day or in pain, it’s important to recognize those emotions and physical symptoms so that you are able to make your way through your illness. Keep a diary of your symptoms and feelings, take time for self-care, and ask for what you need. Eat well, relax, and get enough rest.
Taking time off work and making a disability claim should not make you feel guilty, frustrated, or anxious -- you need to take the time it take you to recover.
Here’s some tips about foods to eat to take care of yourself when dealing with cancer from the National Foundation of Cancer Research.
How about some time for meditation and relaxation? Here’s a guide about mindful meditation and how it might help you.
You may be experiencing different limitation when receiving treatment or in recovery for your Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, but remember that when you feel up for it, it’s important to get active. Check out your local community centre for swimming programs, yoga or other programs, or visit a local park or hiking trail.
Staying active doesn’t just mean physical exercise. Try to stay engaged with your social circles with those whom you share common interests in.
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