Relapse with AML
Hi my name is Lyna Nguyen and I am 20 years old. I was first diagnosed with AML July 28, 2006 when I was 17. I Had a bone marrow transplat and my younger brother was my donor. It has almost been 3 years now that I have been in remission but just last summer of August 2009 I recently found out that I had relapsed again…So far I have undergone 3 rounds of chemotherapy. The plan right now is to aim for another transplant. This time my little sister will be donating her bone marrow. Luckily I was blessed with two siblings who were a “perfect” match for me. Its been 6 months now and so far no transplant. Each time we get closer to our date something seems to get in the way of it. Right now it is my lung infection that is getting in the way…hopefully this infection will go away soon cause if not i might have to start from square one again. If it comes down to that chances of this leukemia ever going away are becoming very slim. I thought cancer the 1st time was hard…2nd time I feel is even harder. Please if any one is reading this reply. Dealing with cancer can sometimes get really lonely.