• pjmartin5
    • Experience with Acute Lymphocytic Le...
    about 9 years ago
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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....

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    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • pjmartin5
    • Experience with Acute Lymphocytic Le...
    about 9 years ago
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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 ...

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • pjmartin5
    • Experience with Acute Lymphocytic Le...
    about 9 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 ...

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  1. about 9 years ago
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    Other

    Side Effects

    Ok so I am a caregiver/ spouse of someone who was diagnose with mds/aml, anyways after 2 years we finally got started with 3 rounds ...

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    • deppoholic
    • Experience with Acute Lymphocytic L...
    about 9 years ago
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    port removal

    Procedure or Surgery

    They knocked me out and ripped the port out of me. Later that day, I went and set up the survivor dinner for the Relay For Life the ...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • deppoholic
    • Experience with Acute Lymphocytic L...
    about 9 years ago
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    Make-A-Wish

    Celebration

    4 years later, Make-A-Wish called, and my family was off to meet Johnny Depp in LONDON! It was so amazing, and more than I had ever ...

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    • deppoholic
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    about 9 years ago
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    Hair is back

    Celebration

    My hair started to come back in! Not at all how it was before, but it was nice to see it again!

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    • deppoholic
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    about 9 years ago
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    Granted a Make-A-Wish

    Celebration

    I was told I qualified for a Make-A-Wish, and I would eventually meet Johnny Depp! He became my inspiration to live at that moment.

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    • deppoholic
    • Experience with Acute Lymphocytic L...
    about 9 years ago
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    Birthday

    Celebration

    My 17th birthday was the same day as the hospital's birthday, and the date Sweeney Todd came to DVD. My friends came up to visit me,...

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    • deppoholic
    • Experience with Acute Lymphocytic L...
    about 9 years ago
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    Junior Prom

    Celebration

    I was in the hospital and told if I left, I would come back in an ambulance. My immune system (ANC) was at 5. I went, and had a good...

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    • deppoholic
    • Experience with Acute Lymphocytic L...
    about 9 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    In half the expected time, I hit remission. Only 2 years and 4.5 months to go of treatment.

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    • deppoholic
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    about 9 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    To be done with a treatment that took 2.5 years felt wonderful. I am so happy everything turned out for the best, and am thankful to...

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