My name is Lindsay, I am from Montreal, and on January 30, 2017, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma. It was actually the worst day of my life. Although my journey was not much different than many of the Cancer patients I’ve met and spoken to along the way, I can tell you that this changed my life. I learned not to sweat the small stuff. I learned the trivial things we all worry about, don’t matter; it’s the connections, friendships (and how we treat each other and ourselves) that make us happy- truly happy. I learned to enjoy it ALL, to stop stressing about the little things because they really do not matter. I learned to take care of myself, cut out the bad foods and enjoy the healthy ones. I learned to meditate and do yoga, and I learned how calming that could be. I learned to listen to my body. I learned hair grows back. I learned that everyone goes through tough times it’s my turn, just deal and I’ll get through it. But I didn’t get through it alone. I had a great support team by my side the entire time. I am beyond thankful for my family, small group of friends who cared for me, cooked for me, made me laugh, and sent positive vibes my way. They are forever my A-team, and I owe them this new life. I continue to share my story daily on MyCancerFood instagram page. I am so grateful to be a survivor, and to be able to connect with the community of those forced into this club. I am only now learning to trust the journey and live in the moment through sharing my story. Cancer has made me tougher and even more resilient. I’ve learned to live your life and do what makes you happy, because everything could change on a Monday.
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