“TJ’s Cancer Journey” – A mum’s blog about her teenager

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TJ’s Cancer Journey is a blog about my 15-year-old son who was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma at the age of 14. I am documenting my son’s journey with cancer so that one day he can look back at it and remember everything he went through during this difficult time. Hopefully our experiences will be able to help others who are going through similar.

It is a journal of his cancer experience so far and includes:

  • how he felt when he was diagnosed;
  • how cancer has affected him and those around him;
  • what treatment he is receiving;
  • what tests he has completed;
  • advice and tips;
  • photographs;

My husband and I felt like we were living in a nightmare. We prepared ourselves for the worst case scenario; that it was going to be cancer. We didn’t say anything to TJ because we wanted to know for certain. There was no point worrying him unnecessarily. We rang our family and friends, we cried, we had no sleep, we argued, we hugged and we contemplated about what we were going to do next if it did turn out to be bad news.” – TJ’s mum

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