Newly disgnosed with acute leukemia

judie4
judie4 Member Posts: 1
edited March 2014 in Leukemia #1
I was diagnosed on Monday, 6-10-02. Scared about treatment protocol and outcome. I am 32yrs, mother of 2 children. My 12 year old son finished his cancer treatment for Ewings sarcoma excatly 1 year ago.

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  • lisap
    lisap Member Posts: 4
    Hi judie4,
    I was diagnosed with AML-M3 9 months ago. I underwent 3 rounds of chemo and am now on maintenance. I went into remission after the second chemo, and I returned to work 2 1/2 months ago. Although I still work just part time, my fatigue is starting to improve. Best wishes, Lisa.
  • dszabo
    dszabo Member Posts: 15
    Hi Judie, I was diagnosed with ALL in November 2001. I am just now finishing up with the liquid chemo and will then go on to a 2 yr maintenance (pill form chemo)--which is when i hope to go back to school (this sept). I hope everything goes well and please email me anytime. Danielle
  • rjhm
    rjhm Member Posts: 5
    HI, my son, age 21 was disgnosed on May 30
    with acute myeloid leukemia; aml,and has
    already had one round of chemo, and is
    very soon to have another round of 5 days.
    He will ultimently get a stem cell trans-
    plant, with his sister, age 23 as his
    doner. Its all very risky; very scary,but
    its all the choice we have. What type do
    your have, and what treatment are they going
    to do?
  • chemocat89
    chemocat89 Member Posts: 2
    I'm 13 and have ALL. I was scared too at first because at the time it was only 70% cureable. I know I'm a kid and cant help much but i know what ur going through. i had some many problems but the people at st.jude were very nice. All my friends were supportive in every way. dont be afraid. people are coming up with new things constantly. theres a thing called team in trainging for the leukenia and lymphoma society and they do marathons. my mom and i are doing it again this year to reaise money. i'm not runnging becaus ei cant but she is. look into it and u will see that more and more. I still have faith in my doctors so keep looking up no matter what u still have things to live for. i always had this quote stuck in my head, "to be alright u must think alright" just look forward to the end and it will come for u.
  • brandonsmom
    brandonsmom Member Posts: 1

    I'm 13 and have ALL. I was scared too at first because at the time it was only 70% cureable. I know I'm a kid and cant help much but i know what ur going through. i had some many problems but the people at st.jude were very nice. All my friends were supportive in every way. dont be afraid. people are coming up with new things constantly. theres a thing called team in trainging for the leukenia and lymphoma society and they do marathons. my mom and i are doing it again this year to reaise money. i'm not runnging becaus ei cant but she is. look into it and u will see that more and more. I still have faith in my doctors so keep looking up no matter what u still have things to live for. i always had this quote stuck in my head, "to be alright u must think alright" just look forward to the end and it will come for u.

    chemocat, I love your outlook. my son has ALL and I am so happy to see someone going through what you are be in such a wonderful frame of mind. keep your head up, you will go far.
  • alyssa013
    alyssa013 Member Posts: 2
    Hey, How are you? My name is Alyssa, when I was two years old I was diagnoised with ALL. I am now an eleven year survivor and very proud, I want to help out, if you need some support, or just to talk to someone, lol I know I may only be thirteen years old, but I know a lot of stuff about ALL. If you need some help or advice.. email me back, or contact me at [email protected], I'll talk to you later, Bye.
  • tiggertoo
    tiggertoo Member Posts: 25
    Hi! I was diagnosed with ALL 3/1/02 at 33 yrs of age. I'm glad to find someone my age! I had such severe neuropothy for a while that I couldn't get up the stairs to get on the computer.
  • isabelle mosley
    isabelle mosley Member Posts: 3
    lisap said:

    Hi judie4,
    I was diagnosed with AML-M3 9 months ago. I underwent 3 rounds of chemo and am now on maintenance. I went into remission after the second chemo, and I returned to work 2 1/2 months ago. Although I still work just part time, my fatigue is starting to improve. Best wishes, Lisa.

    Hi LISA, I'm new to AML. Iwas diagnosed two months ago. What is AML-M3 and maintenance.
    issy
  • capekate
    capekate Member Posts: 3
    tiggertoo said:

    Hi! I was diagnosed with ALL 3/1/02 at 33 yrs of age. I'm glad to find someone my age! I had such severe neuropothy for a while that I couldn't get up the stairs to get on the computer.

    Dear Tiggertoo,

    I was diagnosed with ALL on 12/26/01 at the age of 41. have been through the works - let me know how you are doing.

    Katie
  • CathyNY
    CathyNY Member Posts: 8
    capekate said:

    Dear Tiggertoo,

    I was diagnosed with ALL on 12/26/01 at the age of 41. have been through the works - let me know how you are doing.

    Katie

    Hi! I was diagnosed at the age of 41 with AML on 5/20/00; had a transplant, met my donor, going to Wisconsin in April to see her again, and am back to my old self. Please tell me how you are all doing.

    bless you all,
    Cathy, Newburgh, NY
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  • coz111
    coz111 Member Posts: 2
    lisap said:

    Hi judie4,
    I was diagnosed with AML-M3 9 months ago. I underwent 3 rounds of chemo and am now on maintenance. I went into remission after the second chemo, and I returned to work 2 1/2 months ago. Although I still work just part time, my fatigue is starting to improve. Best wishes, Lisa.

    update
    I was recently diagnosed with AML in June 2010. I am so curious as to how you are doing over time.