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Posts by Rachel Ford

Survivor, Hodgkins Lymphoma

I am 21 years old, I was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma, and July 29th 2020 I finished chemo and a month later was declared in remission/NED! I got engaged during treatment to the man of my dreams and am getting married in April 2021. I used to write all the time through middle school and high school but fell away as I graduated. After diagnosis at 20 and through treatment I got back into writing and found a different way of expressing how I felt by writing poetry. Writing has given me a place I can be to let everything go, good or bad. Thats why I started my blog CancerCouple to document not only my poems but what life is like in the life of a 21 year old cancer fighter and survivor stepping into her marriage and the world again!

ABVD – A Poem

by Rachel Ford November 10, 2020

My life is fleeting. Lullaby songs turn to buzzes to the nurse, How deceitful a body such as mine, Hiding this horror so that. My life is fleeting, Red poison, fire spilling. Flooding into my veins so brutally beautiful. The scars on my body are reminders that.