Feb 23, 2013 - 12:32 am
I was diagnosed with ALL a month before my 26th birthday. I was having knee pain and went to and orthopedic doctor thinking I had a sports injury. They did a blood test to rule out lime disease and that's when they found it. I was diagnosed on a Wednesday and getting chemo by that Friday and mentally this has given me quite a beating because I was living the life of an otherwise healthy 25 year old.
The good news is my first two rounds of chemo brought me into remission and I am now on my 4th of 8 rounds, so almost half way done! Now that I am in remission, I am just really anxious to get back to a normal life, as I'm sure everyone is. I was just wondering how anyone in the maintenance phase of ALL is doing. My doctor said after the chemo is over at the end of May, I will be on oral medications for 2 years. Is anyone at this point? How do you feel? Do you still feel fatigued? Is your hair growing back?
Now that I have beat the cancer, (and am just using the power of positive thinking and not even entertaining the thought that a relapse could occur) I am focusing most of my thoughts on the future when life can return to normalcy (I hope). It is helping me cope with the next three months of treatment that lie ahead- knowing that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Any info/stories/advise of anyone with ALL post chemo would be helpful!