Hi Remie, My name is Roberta. I have hodgkin’s Lymphoma stage 4. I had my first biopsy in 2014 which showed the Type I had.Then I had 6 months of chemotherapy. ABVD. That is the drugs they used every two weeks on me. I had a port put in after the first chemotherapy because it hurt and my veins were not that good. In the end I saved my veins and the port was very helpful. It occurred to me that the chemo was saving my life. I found a certain comfort in that thought. Without it I would not be here. So when people asked me if I was afraid of having Chemo, I said it is saving my life. Your drugs will be a little different than mine because your cancer is different. Yet for us a lot is the same. For one, talking about it with people you trust can be very helpful. For me it was my cousin. He had non hodgkin’s Lymphoma like you. I began loosing my hair and decided to shave it off. I found it liberating to be bald and I wore scarves. Many wear wigs but I was more comfortable with being bald. I did not find this group until recently and I do wish I had had that opportunity. I did try but what I found was not that helpful to me. There is lots on line and I bet you have looked it up. I did not have the bone marrow test. My cousin did. He did say if they needed to do it again he would ask for a different anesthesia. The local just did not do the job. So that is something to consider. Someone needs to bring you to the hospital each time and wait for you. Mine started with blood work which they took from the port. All the staff are wonderful. Gentle and responsive so that was calming in a stormy unknown situation. If you have questions for the Doctor, write them down. In the moment it is difficult to remember. It is just the beginning and I am thinking of you as you begin this journey.