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March 11, 2005 at 2:12 pm #4717JenPMember
Hello everyone. Well, my diagnosis has changed since the last time you heard from me (last week).
I received news on Tuesday from my oncologist that I have Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). I don’t know yet what my treatment will be. I find out
on today when I meet with the specialist (Dr. Stephen Gore) at Johns Hopkins. At my appointment today, they will take blood samples and if they are dangerously low I will be admitted mmediately.
I am scared and pretty upset that I have to go through more chemo (more intense than my breast cancer chemo) and lose my hair all over again, but I have to do what I have to do. I need to be here for my 4 year old daughter and my family.
Please pray for me. Pray that I make it through chemo, and that I have a quick and full remission…forever.
JenniferMarch 11, 2005 at 2:59 pm #4718TerriMember
Jen, Prayers are with you and your family. I hope all goes well at your appt today.
Will be thinking of you.March 11, 2005 at 3:17 pm #4719PamyRnMember
Jen I transferred to AML in Jan. Had induction of chemo…Ara-C for 7 days contineous and danorubicin…three doses of that the first three days. I never got sick once. Right now Im having the same two meds at home as a “consolidation” to hold me till another donor is found for SCT. I hope you will be as lucky as me and not get sick. According to last BMB done the end of Feb I only had 3% blasts but still showed a few MdS changes in some cells, but have felt great. Counts all up in normal limits and have so much energy. This will not last when my counts all drop due to this bag Im carrying on my side for 5 days..will have to go back to transfusions ect till counts go up again. Sorry about your transfer to AML…….good luck with your treatment
PamMarch 11, 2005 at 3:48 pm #4720SuzanneMember
Jen, good luck to you. I too did not get sick from the leukemia chemo. Had a few minor problems that were taken care of immediately. As I have told you before. You are in good hands a Hopkins-much better then a local Hemo. I will be in the clinic April 1 for a BMB and probably every 2 weeks after that for counts.Let me know if you are there and want company.March 11, 2005 at 4:37 pm #4721AprilMember
Jennifer ~ I will be praying for you!!! I’m so sorry to hear about you have the AML. It’s such a scary word, right along with MDS. My mother-in-law has AML but she chose not to have treatment. My prayers are with you and your family…
You are very young and that is to your advantage. Try to stay strongMarch 11, 2005 at 5:14 pm #4722DonnaMember
Hi Jennifer, You’re young and very strong. You can get through this. I can’t believe you having to go through this again. I will be praying for you and sending all good thoughts in your direction. Whatever the Dr tell you, you are going to beat this.
DonnaMarch 11, 2005 at 7:21 pm #4723eveMember
prayers are being sent your way
eveMarch 11, 2005 at 9:10 pm #4724shirlsgirlMember
Good luck today at your appointment, I hope everything goes well. I’m praying and hoping you have a quick and full remission.
Thinking of you,JodyMarch 12, 2005 at 12:37 am #4725mommachkateMember
Jennifer, My thoughts are with you on your journey for recovery. You have to get better really fast, your little girl needs you. My husband got the same cemo, didn’t get sick at all. It didn’t help him as much as was hoped , but he is much better than before the treatment. He is 71 and was in very bad condition before the treatment. You are young , and have a lot more chance for full recovery. Best wishes KateMarch 12, 2005 at 1:51 am #4726sarahMember
Jennifer, will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. You are young and have a chance for full recovery. Hang in there and take things one day at a time.
SarahMarch 12, 2005 at 2:44 am #4727JimbobMember
Our best wishes and prayers go out for you. Try to keep a positive atitude. I do believe wwhat God brings you to HE will bring you trhough.
JimMarch 12, 2005 at 4:53 am #4728geebeebeeMember
Best wishes, Jennifer, on a successful treatment. We’re all rooting for you.
GregMarch 12, 2005 at 5:54 am #4729NaomiMember
Good Luck Jen. Hope all goes well for you and will keep you in my prayers
NaomiMarch 12, 2005 at 4:33 pm #4730gemloyearMember
Jen, Our prayers are with you and your family.John Hopkins seems like a great place to be.You will get through this fine. Ellie
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