Aug 13, 2011 - 2:10 pm
I was diagnosed with AML M5 in April. I did the induction round and spent 24 days in the hospital. Came home went back in 3 weeks later for round 1 of consolidation, had fevers went back in for 6 days, home for 6 then back in for round 2. It took 6 weeks for my counts to stabilize after round 2 and I needed blood transfusions. My platelets would barely come up and my wbc's did normalize and then went down. I just finished round 3 as an out-patient. Lots of traveling back and forth but nice to be home.
I am 38 and female, my second bone marrow pull was clean and clear. I am debating if the 4th round is needed. Many sites debate the 3 to 4 rounds.
Looking for honest opinions here. I really want to get back to work and feel productive again.