My name is Dawn, I am 47 years old and September 13, 2012 will be a day I will never forget, it is the day I was diagnosed with Leukemia.
The story goes like this. I was up north enjoying time with my extended family, and I became very sick. I thought all it was was a cold, so I got some cough medicine and laid low.
Upon my return home I found my condition was worsening. So I made an appointment with my general practitioner, and labs were done which indicated leukemia. Immediately a phone call was made to the local cancer center located near me.
I was placed in the hospital, and initial rounds of chemotherapy were started. I was there for 14 days. After my release, outpatient chemotherapy was continued once a month-three days a week.
I completed a successful six months of chemo, now I’m being seen once every three months.
My blood levels are still at a very low rate, and my clotting factors totally suck, but I’m alive! I have learned something from this experience, you must appreciate each moment you have because they are precious!
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