I am a cancer survivor. I was diagnosed with Mantle Cell Lymphoma in 2002, before moving to Florida in 2003 to continue my fight. In 2004, after having gone through one series of chemo treatment, without much results, and had the cancer progress to a stage 4 cancer, it was determined that I undergo a very aggressive chemo therapy. The first cycle of that treatment landed me in the hospital having perforated my bowels resulting in peritonitis. I was hospitalize for 2 months when it was determined that due to the complication of surgery I received, and the resulting inability to digest food, the prognosis I received from the doctors was a death sentence, with only two months to live. I was not going to die in a hospital and was released into Hospice care. To my doctors' amazement, I past my 2 month deadline and continued to improve.