In December 2014 my uncle was diagnosed Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). It's has turned into more aggressive leukemia. He has been undergoing chemo throughout the past three years. He was keeping the leukemia under control with chemo pills, recently my uncles condition has worsened and become more aggressive . He has been hospitalized numerous times and his stays are getting longer, his last hospitalization had him in there for 20 days. The chemo they are giving him is not reacting well with his body and making the treatment a lot harder than It needs to be. The past 2 months have left Curtis out of work and minimal activities. My aunt Tara has also been out of work to be home to take care of him 24/7.
The prognosis of the treatment is to do several sessions of chemo to knock out the aggressive cells to make him a candidate for a bone marrow transplant. This process has been a roller coaster from one Dr. Saying there is hope with this journey and another saying it's not looking so good. This has caused not only emotional stress and devastation on all of our family but also him as well. From a man that could get kicked by a horse and not shed a tear to seeing him loose his spirit sitting in a wheel chair becuse he hates feeling enable.
He is a proud man and I'm doing this on my own will, I'm asking anyone and everyone who can please help my family. I know not being able to provide for his family is weighing on him and if some of this burden can be limited so he can focus on getting his body strong will help. My aunt is a mess and trying to hold it all together and be so strong for him and it's tearing her down. This has been a long battle and I knoweveryone has obligations and priorities. If anything please share and pass this around! This type of man is a rare species these days and myself , his family and all who know him would love to keep him around for as long as we can . Please share . Thank you for your kindness and I'll keep you posted on his battel. Love , liz
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