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New to the boards and recently AML diagnosis

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vabell52
Posts: 11
Joined: Sep 2010

Hi to all,

I am enjoying reading the posts. It's emotional and at the same time supportive to read other leukies' stories. It still amazes me how many people have this disease.

I was diagnosed May 20, 2010 with AML 2. I was put in 100% remission after 9 weeks. I spent 27 days in the hospital for induction therapy. I have the best care I could ask for, my husband and I are treated like family. There are 6 of us leukemics being treated at the same facility; we have all become such good friends.

I have had 3 rounds of consolidation therapy with one more to go at the end of September. I have had 5 bone marrow aspirations and am on my 4th catheter. My body does not seem to like the triple lumina in the neck nor the hickman. I developed skin infections with both. I currently have a pic. Other than that I have been very fortunate with no ill side effects. No nausea, no mouth sores, no pain, I am truly proud of this 58 year ole body! I have the 8:21 chromosome abnormality which now is normal. My Dr. believes I will not need a transplant, that I have a 70% chance of the leukemia not coming back. If we make it through the first year we have a great shot.

I pray for all of you on these boards and wish you the very best!
I hope to chat with you soon.
Julia

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rathgirl
Posts: 147
Joined: Jun 2010

hi im krysten. i was diagnosed with AML M3 in december '09. i went through 7 continous days of chemo then spent 3 more weeks in the hospital recovering from the chemo. after i was released i had 3 more months of precatuionary chemo for 3 days a week for about 1 hour each day. i had 5 bone marrow biopsys total. i was tols i was in remission on june 1st 2010. i have been in remission since. i only had one port in my arm. i had mouth sores and a little bit of nausea.

thats great that u are in remission! i know how it feels being told that you are in remission. if u have any questions and such feel free to ask me or anybody else. welcome to this site. this site is amazing! the people here know exactly what you are going through and believe me, it feels awesome talking to someone who knows what u are going through. i reccomend visiting the chat. that place is full of info and just fun conversations. they always have fun.

congratulations and good luck,
krysten AKA. rathgirl.

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vabell52
Posts: 11
Joined: Sep 2010

Thanks rathgirl, nice to meet you!

congrats to you also.
Julia

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