Apr 14, 2018 Latest post:
Jan 19, 2020
On February 28, 2018, I consulted a pathologist who at that time did a biopsy on my lymph nodes. He believed I had Lymphoma and said he would do further testing to see what type I had so the oncologist would know how to treat me. I followed up with my ENT the following Wednesday who referred me to Dayton Physician's Oncology. On March 9, 2018, I met with my oncologist, Dr. Jilani, for the first time. I had blood work done and she decided I needed to have a bone marrow biopsy done immediately because she believed I had Leukemia. I had my biopsy done that day. The following day, Dr. Jilani called me and told me I needed to get to Miami Valley Hospital immediately to start treatment. I started my first Chemotherapy treatment on March the 10th. I was later diagnosed with Acute T-Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia. I spent 3 weeks in the hospital receiving my chemotherapy and waiting for my blood counts to come up so it would be safe enough for me to come home. I was finally able to go home on Good Friday. I was able to spend Easter with my family! I felt so blessed to be home with my family. The hardest part of being away is being away from family. I have never had to leave my family for that long before. That was devastating to me. I will be coming to the hospital about every 21 days to receive my treatments. I am supposed to have a total of 8 cycles. They doctors are very confident the Chemotherapy Treatments will work.