Jul 23, 2012 - 6:28 pm
So my name is Nick and I am 28 years old. On June 11 I was diagnosed with APL leukemia. This was a shock to me and my family as this was something that was not even on our radar. I spent 4 1/2 weeks in induction chemotherapy, then was released last week, only to have a seizure from the Keflex and go back into the emergency room. Now I've been home a couple of days and am on anti seizure medication. Myself now I worry constantly about the next steps and dealing with the consolidated chemo. I also feel bad for my family, even though they tell me not to feel bad, I know this has put a lot on them, moving back home and having to have to care for me. It just feels like an insurmountable issue, and I don't know how I will get through it. I also worry with every sneeze, every little runny nose, every issue, that I will have to go back into the hospital and have to be away from my family again. I want to find a way to beat and get through this. Any advice would be great as we are just starting this journey.