mandjcast's Journey with Leukemia

Survivor: Leukemia

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 12 years ago, Male, Age: 57

  1. 1
    about 5 years ago
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    Other

    Oh No

    What do I do now? Why me? How did this happen?

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  2. 2
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    It is poison as someone explained it to me. It is the scorched earth approach. Effective in killing the bad and good cells.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  3. 3
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    More chemo. Will it ever stop?

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  4. 4
    about 5 years ago
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    stem cell transplant

    Procedure or Surgery

    First transplant. My cells. Unfortunate,y it did not work.

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  5. 5
    about 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Full body radiation befoer the next ransplant. The experience was okay. The after affects are still with me today.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  6. 6
    about 5 years ago
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    Second transplant, this time my sister's cells.

    Procedure or Surgery

    My sisiter is the reason why I am still alive today. Five years since this transplant.

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  7. 7
    about 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
    about 5 years ago
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    Garph versus Host disease

    Side Effects

    I will likley deal with some form of this for the rest of my life. While it is not pleasant, it beats the alternative.

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  9. 9
    over 2 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    I have been in remission for almost seven years.

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