Mar 18, 2012 - 8:43 pm
My step-father was diagnosed with AML 3 days ago on Thursday and me and my half brother were there when the doctors came with the news. He is 62 ex-military 30+ years as an Airline Pilot and the most dependable person I have ever met. He has come to terms with what is happening and the reason I am writing this is just to get an idea of what to expect moving forward. I have not researched very much spending most of my time at the hospital but I will be there for 30 hours starting tommorow morning.
He was diagnosed Thursday after going in for a transfussion at Centennial Hospital in Nashville. They had been watching his counts as they had been on a steady decline, and as an airline pilot you get tested alot. His BCC where super low white, red, and plateletes so they kept him todo the bone marrow biopsy and came back on Friday with his diagnoses. We started immediately with the 7 and 3 on Saturday so today is basically day 2.
I would imagine everyone is different but from the little research I have done when you are in hospital they can combat all the crappy side effects of the chemo and AML but what I have read so far its when you go home you can feel bad is that what happens with most people? Also how long does it take to get the genetic marker test back? I understand that bone marrow test at day 14 will tell the tale of where we go next but just getting the subtype will tell us alot as well.
Any info would help or resources people found helpful.