Outlook on Life

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Outlook on Life

by cindy07m7 on Thu May 05, 2011 07:38 PM

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My mom -only 50- was just diagnosed with AML. The doctors are telling us they expect a full recovery but that does not correlated with anything that I have read. I have heard of so many people suffering and so many relapses. It almost seems iinevitable. I am not sure what I looking for - I guess just some comfort. I am tired for reading articles and want to hear real life stories from young adults who have been throught this. Thank you

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by KdKat on Sat May 07, 2011 04:45 AM

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I can only speak for myself. It was 5/6 a year ago when I went into the hospital with AML. I'm doing well and it is true that many due survive and make a full recovery. You have to have faith and believe and never give up. But it is true there are many that have survived many many years after treatment.

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by cindy07m7 on Sat May 07, 2011 12:47 PM

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Thank you so much. It is so much easier to read real life stories than scary statistics. I am happy for you. This really puts a whole new perspective on life. The things that were once so important seem so insignificant now.

Question: Did you have to have the BMT? My dad is pushing them to go ahead and do one, but they say it is not needed.

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by KdKat on Mon May 23, 2011 02:07 AM

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It's scary to see all the stories, I stayed away from them when I was sick but I know my sister didn't and it made her nuts. You have to just believe he can get through this, that there isn't another option.

No I did not need the bmt, and I thank God! If he doesn't need it then why would he want to have it? I can't speak for anyone else but they told me I didn't need it so I didn't push for it. They told me if I get the AML back I probably would need the bmt then, but I don't plan on getting it back. I hope your dad stays strong and never gives up.

Hang in there,

Kat

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