Mar 25, 2003 - 3:46 pm
My best friend was diagnosed with NHL in 1989, has had many relapses, had an autologus BMT in 1995, clean for 3 years, then more replases. In Jan 2003 she was diagnosed with acute myloblastic leukemia. she was in the hospital for 7 weeks, had 2 chemo blasts, bone marrow shows remission now. However, chemo caused kidney problems, and she's on dialysis twice a week. She still needs blood and platelets. She is going back into the hospital tomorrow, they will give her 5 days of chemo (not as bad as the blast earlier) and then infuse her brother's bone marrow (he's a perfect match). I'm worried that she is not physically strong enough to survive the next couple of weeks. The Dr's give her a 60% change of surviving the transplant, and a 40% chance of a cure, but she could still have more quality time if the transplant works. does anyone know of someone who's gone through this much and survived? She's 57 and very spiritual, so she says it is in God's hands now. I am terrified that I might lose my best friend. Thanks for any help and advice that you can give me!
P.S I am a one year cancer survivor myself, so I'm really scared for both of us!