beckybenson's Journey with Acute Monocytic Leukemia (M5)

Patient: Leukemia > Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) > Acute Monocytic Leukemia (M5)

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 8 years ago, Female, Age: 61

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Other

    Clinical Trial

    Had clinical trial in order to have bone marrow transplant. Chemo treatments didn't put me in remission.

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    over 4 years ago
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    Anniversary

    Celebration

    Dec 8th 2012 will be 3 years since my transplant.

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    over 4 years ago
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    Problem with doctor

    Oh No

    First doctor said he couldn't do anything more. Just to enjoy what time I had left. Was told there was a clinical trial I could do, but did not recommend, saying it wouldn't work and would just make me sick.

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  4. 4
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I was very lucky as far as getting the chemo. I did not get sick. But also after 4 rounds of chemo I was still not in remission.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  5. 5
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

    I still have chemo brain. Also dealing with Post Trauma Stress disorder.

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    over 4 years ago
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    I would fight till the end.

    Decision Point

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

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  7. 7
    over 4 years ago
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    Loss

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

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    over 4 years ago
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    Radiation

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

    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    over 4 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    Where the port was, there is alot of scar tissue. Still somewhat tender after removal.

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