I was recently diagnosed with HL stage IIAX March 4th, 2020. It was a whirlwind as I had not many symptoms. I found out as I had a persistent cough for about 2 weeks that was worsening. That's when I went to the ER and they did a chest X-ray and found a large 10 cm tumour in my anterior mediastinum. There's no feeling compared to going in to emergency for a cough and expecting to go on antibiotics. versus hearing the doctor has found such a large tumour in your chest. Not only this, but I also had a build up of paracardial fluid due to the mass and had to get it drained right away. I stayed in one hospital for a week, got to go home for a couple of days, then I had to stay at the Cross Cancer institute for a week and a half following my first treatment with ABVD. I finally just got home and I feel pretty fantastic given everything that is currently going on in my life and the world. The one thing I cannot seem to get over is certain anxieties I have. My doctors keep telling me that HL is very treatable and curable, especially given my age and how I am very healthy otherwise, but I can't help but feel terrified that I don't know what's down the line for me 6 months from now. I know there's a lot of things for me to manage with my diagnosis physically and mentally, and I have always been strong so I have no doubt that I will get through this, but everything still feels raw. Everything I have read on this site is so far good and it is making me feel reassured! If anyone has any suggestions on how they managed their anxieties, whether it be distractions or hobbies they picked up or what they found helpful, let me know!