pjmartin5's Journey with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)

Survivor: Leukemia > Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 12 years ago, Male, Age: 25

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    • Experience with Acute Lymphocytic Le...
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I was 13. It was August 8th 2005 at 5:31 in the evening when my parents came down after talking on the phone with my doctor. It was the most scared I have ever been, and I knew I was in for a rough ride. It was, however, a ride I had to take and refused to give up.

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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had my metaport put in the center of my chest. This device made the next 3&1/2 years much more manageable, but the day of surgery was possibly the longest day of my life.

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Chemo lasted 3 years, 3 months, & 19 days. I finished on November 28th, 2008. It caused me to miss 96&1/2 days of my 8th grade year. Due to the length of treatment there were many different experiences, side effects, results, etc.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    November 28th, 2008! I was finally done!

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    over 4 years ago
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    Lost loved one

    Loss

    My close friend Kevin lost his battle a few months after I finished treatment.

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