Sep 05, 2008 - 6:14 pm
To all kind people,
My best friend that I known since high school has just informed me that he was diagnosed with leukemia.
I am naturally shocked and I immediately promised to be there for him financially and emotionally. However he has 3 small children and was very worried that he won't be able to work for a very long time,telling me that he talked to a friend, who has a friend, who was unable to work for full 5 years.
Now I am panicky trying to learn as much as I can about leukemia, but I wasn't able to find anything about the average and the worse case scenarios of the length of time being unable to work. Is the 5 years he heard of about right, assuming he does survive which is the most important thing of course.
I am asking this because I am thinking of starting a collection drive at our work place, and I would like to have as many facts as possible.
Thank you kindly for all of your responses,