Jul 28, 2012 - 8:11 pm
I am over 10 months since my BMT for AML. My donor is from Europe. Neither of my siblings was close to a match. I have done very well over all. Surviving the inductions (2) and consolidation was more difficult that getting through the transplant, although the total body irradiation was not fun at all. I had 2 episodes of sepsis during the course of my treatment, one was severe enough to land me in the ICU. I have little or no recall of the week I spent there (mercifully).
My only negative complaints now is that I have osteoporosis (was never on steroids) and neuropathy in my feet. Other than that, my appetite has come back and my strength is improving daily. I feel well. I was wondering whether anyone else has any persistent side effects from the AML treatment process and BMT.