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Caracello, thank you for the detailed reply. I hope Jessica will join us too.
By the way, I'm a professional horn player and played in many opera pits in Germany a couple of decades ago. I loved living in Europe.

Yes, I was referring to options like harvesting eggs and ovary preservation. These are things to make your oncologist aware of when and if treatment is required. It sounds like you're thinking otherwise at the moment, but it never hurts to mention family planning to your care team. They may presume this is not of interest to you since their focus is on your health.

Watch & wait is a common approach to follicular lymphoma as you can see from this related discussion:
– Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma- Watch & Wait Approach https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/non-hodgkins-lymphoma-watch-wait-approach/

Some people find it un-nerving as the name implies "doing nothing". I prefer the treatment approach to be called active surveillance since it is an active treatment of watching and taking action if and when necessary. Sometimes that isn't necessary.

@lisaok, who has teenage kids may wish to join this conversation too.

Here are several discussions about dealing with emotions and cancer in the meantime:
– Cancermania https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/cancermania/
– Stress Management for Cancer: Free online course from Mayo https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/stress-management-for-cancer-free-online-course-from-mayo/
– Cancer: Nothing about this is normal. https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/nothing-about-this-is-normal/

How are things going today?

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I would also highly recommend lymphomasurvival.com .
Highly informative site with great resources. I was successful at putting and keeping my f nhl in remission for 9 years using this site as encouragement and using a variation of his protocol.
I also loved green drink diaries blog! Courtney might be a great inspiration for you as a mom! She beat hodgkins naturally and has 6 children now!! Great site for moms! Anticancermom.com