My wife has been diagnosed with aml...

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My wife has been diagnosed with aml...

by Shane10 on Tue May 29, 2012 02:50 PM

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My wife is 35 and we have 2 children (10 & 5). On may 6th we were told she had aml. Chemo started may 9th and went thru the 16. Today is the 29th and her counts are back up and she is getting a bone marrow test today. The doctor feels certain that the leukemia cells are gone and she will go home this week. Consolidation treatments are planned a week or so after that. I was just curious if anyone has experience on what the future holds. Mayo clinic says genetics show 70% remission chance. With that they say no bone marrow transplant. We live in the southeast, not far from Birmingham or Vanderbilt. Would those places be good options? Anyway just thought I'd post this and see what happens. Email

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by fxrchopper2003 on Sat Jun 02, 2012 05:50 AM

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Vanderbilt!

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by sissi288 on Sun Jan 27, 2013 07:16 PM

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Hi I have aml too and was wondering how your wife is and if chemo helped?

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by Shane10 on Mon Jan 28, 2013 03:39 AM

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Yes the induction treatment put her in remission. After her first consolidation treatment her counts took twice as long to come up. They finally did and she had another consolidation and they took so long to come back they decided not to do the last 2 treatments fearing damage to her bone marrow. Did another bone marrow biopsy to make sure and it was still in remission and it was. Diagnosed first week of may and ended 3rd and final treatment as it turned out the first week of August. Getting her blood checked monthly until all of her counts are normal. White count is the only normal count now. The others are close. Basically it's over. Just hoping and praying it doesn't come back. Feel free to ask any questions. I dug and googled and searched far and wide to talk to other people about aml and didn't have a whole lot of luck. Especially someone in their 30s. I hate to hear your diagnosis. Have you started treatment?

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by sissi288 on Thu Jan 31, 2013 07:37 AM

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I am 39,having cml since 2000 now Aml luck is not with me. I have been on medications for few weeks. Very hard and painful. My day goes by so slow and each day I really struggle with pains in my lower back, bone marrow, headache,nausea and tingling from head to neck, shoulders all the way to my spine. Feeling Down, I just don't know what to expect. I feel alone battling this.

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by Sharon1949 on Tue May 21, 2013 09:49 PM

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Hello, I was diagnosed with AML at age 44 back in April 1994. I had induction therapy followed by 2 consolidation treatments and it was really hard, but I am now 64 and still in remission. At this point, I have a CBC yearly.

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by Shane10 on Wed May 22, 2013 01:58 AM

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Wow, that's great to hear. Unfortunately my wife relapsed march 4,2013 and we ended up at vanderbilt. She went thru induction again and is in remission and are on the verge of a stem cell transplant. A donor has been found and we are hopefully less than a month away. Thanks for the reply.

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by Sharon1949 on Thu May 23, 2013 01:51 AM

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I am very happy you have a donor for the transplant. You all have my very best wishes.

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by Telynne on Wed Jul 03, 2013 08:33 PM

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Any update?

 

Feb 2012 (51 yrs. old) I was given a diagnosis AML. Induction and 4 consolidations and a year later and I'm still in remission, next bloodwork will be in August. My doc told me my age was a big plus in recovery...I HOPE SO!

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