angmiller1984's Journey with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)

Patient: Leukemia > Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: almost 5 years ago, Female, Age: 32

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    almost 5 years ago
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    almost 5 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

    On December 7 2011 I underwent a bone marrow biopsy. Just the thought of having a giant needle stuck into me gave me major anxiety. I was told on the 6th that i would be having one. I was given the choice of local anesthetic or the type of anesthesia done for colonoscopy. Can you guess what I chose. That's right I opted for anesthesia. The morning came and I thought I was doing ok. I told myself no big deal I wont feel a thing. I have had surgical procedures done many times. Said my farewells to my hubby. As I'm being pushed in the wheelchair my emotions begin to surface. I lost it. All my fears came out in tears. I felt all alone. Lets just say I have been known to say some funny stuff under strong drugs and light anesthesia. I asked my oncologist (who is GREAT!) if i woke for a moment during the procedure because I remember arching my back because I could feel the needle. So I asked her about it and she said "Yes you woke and looked at your nails saying; oh my nails look pretty today." Do not remember saying that. The choice of the surgical procedure had its prose and cons. Yes I could not feel the biopsy being done however, I was so sick because of the drugs used. Then on top that once I start feeling better I get my flu shot which made me feel not so good. I was so sore for the next few days. For the first couple of days afterwards it hurt a lot just to put pressure on my left leg. Today is Dec 11, 2011 and doing much better. I am in good spirits though. I had a few tough days in the hospital. I know the Lord is watching over me. He does not give us challenges in life unless he knows we can handle them. Heavenly Father has a plan for me and I know its to live a long life here on Earth. I will "fight like a girl." I am the "boss" and will I will survive.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree