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My name is Jocelyne, and at 30 years of age, I was diagnosed with diffuse large B cell lymphoma, a form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. I’m writing to chronicle my fight against NHL so my friends and family can follow along, so I can always have a journal of my thoughts during this time, and perhaps so that I can provide other cancer patients with some insight into another patient’s fight against this crazy disease. I try to approach this whole experience with a smile on my face and a joke (or two or three) coming off of my tongue so feel free to laugh with me and follow along!

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8 thoughts on “About

  1. Jocelyne, I’m so glad I found you! I was diagnosed with Primary Mediastinal B Cell Lymphoma, a similar subtype to Diffuse Large B Cell, when I was 31 in October, 2012. I love your blog. Here’s to a lifetime of health and happiness!

  2. Oh my goodness! I have been glued to your blog for the last few hours – I feel like I’m reading my very own story! I was diagnosed with NHL in 1997 at age 20. I was in college at the time, majoring in biology. Like you, I had a large, aggressive tumor in my chest (16cm!) and my symptoms were almost exactly the same – crazy cough and shortness of breath. I was also immediately admitted to the hospital and during my 7-day admission went from diagnosis/staging to my first round of chemo (CHOP). The number of similarities in our stories is unbelievable! I recently celebrated my 16th year of survivorship and have never seen another survivor’s journey that mimics mine so closely. Thank you for sharing your story – I’d love to hear how things are going for you now! Please feel free to contact me at any time (slgraham@wakehealth.edu). Here’s to a happy, healthy you! –Sally

    • Hi Sally! Thank you so much for reading my blog. Obviously, I haven’t checked in here as often as I would like. I suppose that’s a good thing because it means life is busy and not cancer-y. I’m hoping to write another post soon now that school is finishing up! I will definitely email you soon. So glad to hear that you have been in remission for so long! Congratulations!

  3. Jocelyne, thanks for this blog. I’m late to the party, but hope all continues to be well for you. My husband is battling NHL DLBCL, and your blog gave me some insight into what he cannot communicate at this point. So, thanks!

  4. Hi Jocelyne, is there a way I can contact you more privately? I just have a few questions about NHL that I am hoping you would be willing to help me get off my mind ( I don’t have a support group)

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