I Am Not Done Yet - Fighting AML

Fighting AML. On March 26 I got a gut wrenching call from my primary doctor’s office, lab work showed that I had acute myeloid leukemia. I needed to see Hemotology/Oncology immediately as my AML is aggressive. It wasn’t a week before I was admitted to MD Anderson to start my induction chemotherapy. I was inpatient there for about 3 weeks. I was out of the hospital for about a week before returning with neutropenic fever (probably the scariest night of my life) and staying as inpatient for another week. Since then, I have been in remission but my treatment protocol calls for 6 rounds of outpatient chemotherapy, biweekly lab work, blood product transfusions as needed. At times that has been twice a week but more recently twice a month. My treatment symptoms have mostly included fatigue, achy joints, mouth sores, nausea and vomiting. None of these are fun. Especially for someone with a previously very active lifestyle. Maybe God’s way of telling a girl to slow down. I have two more cycles of chemotherapy and lots of follow ups. I have a great support system, my husband is my rock. My three boys and nine grandkids give me a bigger reason to fight. #IAmNotDoneYet #CarrissaStrong Isaiah 41:10
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