Feb 26, 2009 - 4:46 pm
Hey all, this is my first post... my name is Andrea. I was diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia when I was 12 yrs old. I was unresponsive to chemo so I had a BMT when I was 14. My donor was unrelated, from Ireland. Today I'm celebrating my 11 yr in remission. I must say I live a pretty normal life. And I'm very fortunate for that. I had a lot of issues with pneumonia when I was just post transplant... but my lungs are basically normal now. I havent seen an oncologist in 3 years as I'm uninsured and cant afford medical. I dont normally think much about the days when I was sick.. but today I've thought about it alot. I was told when I had my transplant that if I made it 5 yrs in remission then the chances of me relapsing are the same as any normal person getting leukemia for the 1st time. Does anyone know if this is true? I was also wondering if any women had success with fertility after a BMT. I was told when I was 15 that I had ovarian failure due to chemo. Well when I was 19 I got pregnant. Unfortunately it was a tubal (ectopic) pregancy and it was terminated and I lost my right fallopian tube. But all these years since then I've wondered if my ovaries recovered? Has anyone had this happen?