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Drug or Chemo Therapy Associated with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL). Posted on March 13, 2012 View this journey (1 Experience)

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    I was diagnosed with AML in 3/2011. I had 30 days continuous chemo. They told me I was in remission. I lost my job and health insurance and so 6 weeks later I needed 7 days chemo maintenance therapy and the hospital would not take state medical card so I went to WVU and it was my miracle! During my 7 days there, they collected samples from my siblings. A week later I was getting blood work done at local offices when they called with news that one sister and my brother both matched me. On July5/2011 I had stem cell transplant and have been cancer free since 4/2011. The staff there was wonderful, I was there 42days, it was supposed to be 100 days but mine took fast and I am 100% donor cells now. In my experiences I turned 45( i am a nurse), I have lost my job, hair, and recently my teeth, chemo ruined them I now have dentures. Everything I have been through and lost is worth it because I now get to watch my grandchildren grow up. With leukemia people think its just a cancer, but it's not like a tumor, this goes through your entire body. Not to lessen other cancers, they all have their different peaks and lows. My mother had breast cancer, my sister passed with cervical cancer. WVU hospital was wonderful, they take care of you as a whole person, not just the cancer. It's wonderful to know the have everything from psychologists to massage therapy at YOUR disposal, they help with everything. The nurses were the best I have ever seen. Feel free to contact me , anyone. It's almost summer, I intend on vacation at beach, camping with grandchildren ... I want to live and enjoy it all!!

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