Getting the most out of life
Some patients with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma are able to return to normal life almost immediately after treatment, while others take a lot longer to resume daily activities. However you are affected, it’s important that you feel at your best and live as full a life as possible now that the disease has gone away.
To achieve this, you should eat a healthy diet in order to give your body all it needs to recover, and learn how to deal with the stresses and strains of living with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Now that treatment is over, it will be tempting to push yourself and try to take on all your old activities, or try new ones, before you are ready. Always be realistic about how you much you can manage, and take things one day at a time.
The most important thing is to remember that you are not alone. There are many organisations and support groups in your local area and nationally to help you deal with any issues and listen to your story.
You can even share your story, and read those of fellow patients with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, on this website. To do so, simply visit “Patient stories”.
Some useful links Treatment for newly diagnosed NHL