miscyn57's Journey:

Caregiver: Leukemia > Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 79

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    • miscyn57
    • Experience with Acute Myeloid Leukemi...
    over 4 years ago
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    My dad is being diagnosed

    Oh No

    My mom (who is the "rock" of our family) was diagnosed with AML on June 13, 2012. Within 4 days we were on our way to MD Anderson where she is currently being treated...she is on her 2nd round of chemo, living at my brother's house in Houston. Another one of my brothers and I are with my dad back at home in Alabama. He has osteoarthritis and back problems and just recently has been tentatively diagnosed with some type of cancer...bone, lung, lymph, they can't figure it out. We don't know how to tell my mom, because she is going through her own situation and we don't want to impede her progress, which seems to be good at this point. My parents have been married for 56 years this past July and unfortunately could not celebrate this year because my mom was in the hospital. Also, my dad doesn't do very well without her even though my brother has moved in with him and I go over and cook and clean every day. I feel like I'm living in the Twilight Zone. So overwhelmed and sad, but trying to keep a brave face for both of them. It's hard! Has this ever happened to anyone? What's the best way to cope with this?

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    • Experience with Acute Myeloid Leukemi...
    almost 2 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    My Mom's AML came back in May 2014. We moved to Te as to be closer to MD Anderson. She tried 2 other clinical trial drugs, to no avail. Then her doctor put her on Nexavar and Vidaza, which seemed to work after the first cycle. However, opportunistic infections kept happening and she was in the hospital more than she was home, between October and February of this year. She died 2/18/15 in the ICU. My heart is still broken. She was such a little fighter. I was her primary caregiver for the last 6 months of her life, giving up my job to do so. I'm so lost.

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