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Amanda’s Story (Leukemia)

Amanda's Story (Chronic Myeloid Leukemia) editedI was diagnosed on Christmas Day in 2012. I went to the ER with a kidney stone, and my white blood cell count was 150,000. I was admitted to the hospital and given medicine to bring the white blood cell count down to a safe level. In the months following, I had a port put in for the frequent blood drawings I was facing. I developed a DVT (deep vein thrombosis) in my jugular vein. After arguing with my assigned nurse at the oncologist that the port did in fact go into my neck, I went to the ER and discovered the clot. I switched doctors promptly after that experience and love my oncologist and his staff now. I continue to fight like a girl. 🙂

Amanda
Indiana
Submitted 08/09/2014

The informational content of this article is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

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