(The following story is best read in a Morgan Freeman voice)
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.
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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