2 months into this crazy cancer world….

My name is Samantha and on August 12th, 2012 my life changed forever. I was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. When my family heard the news they broke down and cried. I cried for a minute then realized tears are not going to help me kick this cancer in the bum! My doctors were surprised that I was even there because I looked so healthy and the fact that I had AML since I’m 20 years old. I did one round of chemo (7+3 kind) and a round of consolidation chemo also. I have another 2 days of chemo and 4 days of radiation as part of my Bone Marrow Transplant work up. I’m nervous and excited for my BMT. It will mean that this nightmare will be over, but I’m nervous about the process of healing from the BMT. I would love to hear anyone’s experience with a BMT and radiation.

Also, if anyone would like someone to talk to please email at openearsandheart@rocketmail.com

October 24, 2012 by  
Filed under Newly Diagnosed

  • White Angel

    Hi Samantha my name is Samantha too! an I have (ALL) leukemia an i have been doing this sence i was 3 an im 14 now an this is my third realaps an i was just told that i have to do radeation an its my first time doing it an im kinda scared so if you can i wolud love it if you could help me an explan what it is?

    • AMLwarrior

      radiation is basically a very powerful laser that sends radioactive waves into your body that will hopefully kill the cancer

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