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Mark Hoppus Reminds Us It's OK to Feel OK When You're Seriously Ill

Recently on Twitter, former Blink-182 bassist, Mark Hoppus, disclosed that he was diagnosed with Stage IV non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in April. Ironically, in June, I was diagnosed with Stage IV non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma as well. So, when Hoppus tweeted last week about having difficulties accepting that he was having an OK moment, I completely understood where he was coming from.

For those who haven’t seen the tweet, it stated, “Had chemo on Wednesday and felt like hot garbage and haven’t really slept since. But this morning, this minute right now, I feel okay. I’ll take it.” And while Mark and I are talking about that regarding cancer, I think it can be true of any health condition.

For example, with cancer, there are definitely things we need to

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