My name is Joe and I am a 27 year old male. I have been recently diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma last Tuesday (4.13.13) and I have to say, it's been more exhausting than anything. Since then, I have spent almost everyday visiting Doctors and undergoing tests to prepare for chemotherapy. I guess I just wanted to post to see if anyone would like to relate to my beginning stages and provide any words of wisdom. I am doing my very best to stay strong but I am preparing for the days that I may not be able to help myself from breaking down a bit. Several future plans of mine have had to take a back seat and I am finding it very difficult to deal with these impending road blocks but I realize my health takes full precedence. That's pretty much it for now so, I look forward to hearing from some of you soon. Thanks for listening.