Sep 13, 2010 - 5:38 pm
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!