Jamie Witten

First post: Aug 9, 2018 Latest post: Sep 15, 2021
Well, if you haven’t heard already, you are about to now. My life has been in whirlwind mode for the past 48 hours. I’ll try to spare the boring details. Early last week I had injured my leg. Not a big deal, just banged my shin. After a few selective words that I felt were fitting at the moment and rubbing the fast swelling knot, I didn’t give it a second thought. Several days later, the bump began to hurt more than normal (yes, I’ve done this a time or two believe it or not). Another day or so and I noticed a strange bruising process and ultimately skin bruising on both legs. I immediately knew something wasn’t right.
I went to my doctor on Monday morning (8/6) to have him take a look. He ultimately decided to get blood work and some X-rays. I went about my day.
By 10am Tuesday morning, my life dramatically changed. A call from my doctor saying “you need to get to the hospital soon, we think you may have Leukemia“. Within a couple hours, I was at the hospital being run through a gamut of tests. By that evening, I was transported to Austin to a hospital that specializes in this care.
I have been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. A plan of attack was quickly determined and by 9 o’clock Wednesday night, we let the chemotherapy juice flow! The doctors have told me that this is a very treatable condition and I am taking this on, full steam ahead.
I’m already flooded with phone calls and texts with overwhelming support, offers of help and prayers. It is awesome.
We will keep updates going over the next month or so as I take this journey.

Thanks for everything from everyone.

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