JanetD's Journey with Leukemia

Patient: Leukemia

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: over 10 years ago, Female, Age: 63

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    • JanetD
    • Experience with Leukemia
    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

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    • Experience with Leukemia
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    about 5 years ago
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

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    about 5 years ago
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    Bone fracture or break

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    Last month I stood up and my left foot and leg didn't. I broke the 5th metatarsal in my left foot. Doctor says it is the hardest bone in your foot to heal. I am going to my 40th High School Reunion in a cast using a walker. I am having 3 friends coming to stay with me. The extra two bedrooms look like a tornado has hit. They say to just leave them and they will help clean them up when they get here. Well, I can't let that happen. So, I am working hard to get the house clean. This will probably delay my cast coming off in two weeks. I am blessed to know I have such good friends who say it won't matter, but it matters to me.

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    • JanetD
    • Experience with Leukemia
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemo brain

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    • JanetD
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    about 5 years ago
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    Constipation

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    • JanetD
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    about 5 years ago
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    Depression/Anxiety

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    • JanetD
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    about 5 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

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    • JanetD
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    about 5 years ago
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    Fever

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    • JanetD
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    about 5 years ago
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    Flu-like symptoms (fever, chills, sweats)

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    • JanetD
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    about 5 years ago
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    Infection

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    • JanetD
    • Experience with Leukemia
    about 5 years ago
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    Low white blood cell counts (neutropenia)

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    about 5 years ago
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    Nausea/Vomiting

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    • JanetD
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    about 5 years ago
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    Pain

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    • JanetD
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    about 5 years ago
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    Swallowing problems

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    • JanetD
    • Experience with Leukemia
    about 5 years ago
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    slipped and herniated discs in lower back causing the addittion of injections in my back

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    • JanetD
    • Experience with Leukemia
    about 5 years ago
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    • JanetD
    • Experience with Leukemia
    about 5 years ago
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    Other

    Side Effects

    I knew with chemotherapy there would be side effects during treatment.But my "treatments" have never stopped. Now I have a low immune responsive system and take monthly IVIG treatments. I become anemic and have to take iron infusions. My discs in my back have slipped and herniated causing pain in my legs making it near impossible to walk. I get injections in my back. I have to take strong pain meds. Every month its something new and different. I finished chemo 3 years ago. I was glad to see the America Cancer Society has recognized that there are long term side effects after chemo is finished. I am glad I had my port put in even though it collapsed my lung. That story goes when I called the surgeon to tell him I was in extreme, he told me to double up on my pain meds. It snowed and I could not get to the hospital for 3 days, by then my lung was near normal. I just doubled up on pain meds. My story goes on and on............

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