denisehester's Journey with B-Cell, Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia

Caregiver: Leukemia > Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) > B-Cell

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: almost 10 years ago, Female, Age: 20

  1. 1
    over 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    When Whitney was 11 years old, she had a yearly checkup which included lab work. Her WBC was dangerously low. The clinic sent us to our local Children's Hospital which was 2 1/2 hours away. It took a month but they finally diagnosed her with Leukemia. She was not even sick or anything. They said it was very early. I had no clue about Leukemia. My first thought was she was going to die.

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  2. 2
    over 5 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    Whitney was overwhelmed. It was her first surgery ever. At 11 years old, this was a big deal. At the same time, her first shot of chemo went into her spine. She had a huge head ache and when she came back to her room the headache was gone.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  3. 3
    over 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Whitney hates taking chemo. Sometimes it makes her sick or give her mouth sores. The side effects are the worst.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  4. 4
    over 5 years ago
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    Bleeding

    Side Effects

    Too many to name. One being a brain bleed that caused her left side to be weak.

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  5. 5
    over 5 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Whitney finished treatment after 2 1/2 years. But was short lived. 10 months. her cancer relapsed.

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  6. 6
    over 5 years ago
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    hair

    Loss

    Whitney lost her hair 4 times.

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  7. 7
    over 5 years ago
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    Decision Point

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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  8. 8
    over 5 years ago
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    Other Care

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