Bart McPhail | CaringBridge

Bart McPhail

First post: 4/21/2017 Latest post: 4/22/2017
(The following story is best read in a Morgan Freeman voice) 

Bart:

Let's start at the beginning, shall we. It all started when I was living in Boston, working as a janitor at MIT. I was in the Mathematics  building one evening when I noticed an equation on the chalkboard. I solved it and Ben Affleck is my best friend. 

Lindsey:

Dad, isn't that the plot of Good Will Hunting? 

Ronda: 

{rolling eyes}

Ryan:

Hahahahaha. I'm typing this in.

Actual story below

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I had an ear infection about a month ago and didn't think much of it. A physician prescribed medication and it seemed to get better. However, I just wasn't feeling like my normal self. My energy was low and just over a week ago I noticed bruising on my legs that wasn't going away. Ronda and Lindsey hounded me to see a doctor so I made an appointment last Friday to have my labs drawn. Surprisingly, I found out on Saturday that my labs were critically low and went to the emergency room for admission. I was admitted to the ICU at Holy Cross where they continued tests to determine the cause. I found out Monday that my symptoms were directly related to leukemia (blood cancer). Doctors started treatment immediately.


On Tuesday doctors were able to diagnose the exact sub-type of leukemia, which is known as acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). We have a specific treatment regimen which I am following.


I was in the ICU for 6 days and now I've progressed into the oncology unit to be monitored while my condition improves.


The goal is to be discharged home where I will continue outpatient treatment for the next few months.


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