We hope to keep all of you updated on our family's journey through Bob's Leukemia treatment, and remission and cure. Bob has AML. Acute Myeloid Leukemia. How did we find out? During the summer, he and I thought his rheumoid arthritis was having its worst flare up. This progressed throughout the summer, with much communication with his RA doctor. From mid July, August and early September he continued to lose weight, was easily fatigued and his joints hurt. Two weeks ago he had blood work at the RA doctor. On Thursday, after hearing that the RA doctor recommended seeing a hematologist, we headed straight to our family doctor. (Dr Steven Helman at Tanglewood Adult Primary Care in Clemmons). He told us up front that Bob's numbers said AML. With his help, we were heading straight to Wake Forest Health Comprehensive Cancer Center to meet with their Oncology-Hematology department. We have had a crash course in this disease. With guidance from a team of caring specialists, Bob has begun a treatment that includes a clinical trial.
I hope this isn't too much. As time permits, I will continue the story of the past two weeks, and keep posting as we go forward. The entire family is beyond grateful for your love and prayers. Marti