Looking for childhood AML survivors

jaimecat38 Member Posts: 1 *
edited December 2023 in Childhood Cancers #1

Hello, I survived AML when I was 6. I am 27 now and finding it hard to relate to most people given they don't understand the struggles I went through as a child and the impact those experiences had on me. Does anyone else feel this way?


  • tczoomer
    tczoomer Member Posts: 3 Member

    Yes. I didn't have AML, I had rhabdomyosarcoma (a rare cancer of connective tissue) as a young teen and finished treatment 50 (fifty) years ago. Physically I'm (mostly) fine, but to this day I still struggle with feeling "not normal" and like an outsider. I have a lot of difficulty explaining my experiences and impacts to others in a meaningful way. Not blaming them, it's just so far outside of most people's experience they just can't relate.