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Living With HOPE Guest Lynda Peterson

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In November of 2006 she was diagnosed with grade 3 stage 3 Follicular Lymphoma, an incurable form of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.  She completed 6 rounds of full chemotherapy followed by 8 rounds of maintenance chemotherapy, once every 3 months for a period of 2 years.    After this treatment protocol she was declared to be in partial remission and a year later, with the exception of 2 stubborn nodes behind the chest wall, she was in complete remission. 

Just 5 months later, in November of 2009, a new node was found deep in her neck.  Given it’s location it could not be biopsied but a swelling in her neck in December of that year started the journey once again.  The swelling turned into a lump which was biopsied in February of 2010 and proved to be Diffused Large B Cell Lymphoma, a faster growing cousin of the original cancer, which resulted in 3 more rounds of chemotherapy and an autologous bone-marrow transplant in June of 2010.  Today Lynda is in remission.

Understanding the stresses that a disease puts on the family, having 20 years of teaching experience and being a professional organizer with Professional Organizers in Canada, Lynda believes that ‘with organization comes empowerment’ and that having a positive ‘Never Give Up’ attitude is essential to healing and living life to its fullest. 

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