Leukemia is cancer that begins in blood cells. Cancer is a group of many related diseases. All cancers begin in cells, which make up blood and other tissues. Normally, cells grow and divide to form new cells as the body needs them. When cells grow old, they die, and new cells take their place.
Sometimes this orderly process goes wrong. New cells form when the body does not need them, and old cells do not die when they should.
Went to the doctor yesterday and things were ok I quess. My white blood count is still the same 34,000 which is better then it was but still not good.They told me that every chemo treatment I get, could be worst and that I could end up getting sick of losing my hair, which sometimes I feel is the worst part. I am grateful that I am going to be ok but the thought of being without hair is not going to well with me. I have chemo again in two weeks so I will know more then.
I had my blood checked twice this week on Monday and Thursday and both times it was still good. So that was very good news to hear, they tell me if my hair is going to fall out it will start this Monday so this is going to be a long weekend. I did not get sick on the chemo so maybe the hair will stay. Have received a lot of cards and phone calls form family and friends, long time ones that you have not hear from in a while which is nice to me that they still consider me a friend. I have a lot of friends that have forms of cancer and are either going thru chemo or raidation or are all ready done so lots of support here. The Relay for Life is coming up and going to walk for that. have done it before for my sister who died of cancer and my mom they lite candles for both of them it was a very touching night. Well to bed a go have to work.
Well done with first week of chemo and so far I don't feel to bad.On Monday my white blood counts was over one million which is very bad and on Thursday after 4 days of chemo it was down to 34 thousand which they tell me is very good. I have to get my blood check every Monday and Thursday for the next three weeks and then start chemo again. I have just have to wait and see if I lose my hair started looking for a wig just in case I need it, really hoping I don't. Well going to try to enjoy this weekend I am off and try not to think bad thoughts. Hope everyone has a nice weekend.
I went to the doctors today I do have CLL and I do have to have chemotherapy for 4 days next week to start. I will be taking three different kinds of medication Rituximab,Cyclophosphamide and Fludarabine Phosphate, they are not sure if I am going to lose my hair or not. I have not figured out what I should tell Jacob I wish it was over
Tomorrow March 31, 2008 I go back to the doctors to find out the results of my Ct scan and to be honest I am a little scared, really hoping it is not that bad. I worked today so the time went ratter quickly hope I can sleep tonight .Well more tomorrow after I get home lets all pray it is good new.
Well still working on the smoking have cheated a few times it is the hardest habit to quit.Sometimes I just wish I could keep smoking without it being a problem, don't we all.Was really hurting yesterday, but feel better today. I still have not told my grandson and not going to untill I find out how much chemo I have to take, I think if my hair starts to fall out I will have to, he has been thru enough don't want him to think I will not be here for him. Me and my baby sister are very close and I feel bad for her our mother died of cancer and I don't want her to have to go thru that again so I have to stay healthy I am trying. Thanks for listening.
Was very busy yesterday had to take my grandson to his excerise class had no time to get on here sorry. Well cheated this morning and had a cig kinda hard when my dad is still smoking and I can not get him to quit, but one cig since friday is not to bad.I will not know any more till I have my cat scan so going to do my dishes. More latter
Well today is friday the 21st and I get my CT scan today have to drink this nasty tasty stuff first , I am not alllowed to eat latter so going to go eat a good breakfast. More latter
Would it surprise you to know that every person has some amount of
cancerous cells in his or her body? It only makes sense,
for people are regularly being exposed to negative assaults from
physical surroundings, aside from the stress of modern-day life
and the degenerative processes --*• introduced by the typical American diet.
Fortunately, our Creator has given us a built-in, fully integrated defense system,
designed to protect and keep us in peak performance. However, if this God-given
system becomes weak or dysfunctional, our bodies become vulnerable to takeover
by mutant cells—otherwise known as cancer
I started reading a new book I found at our local good will, buy a lot of books there, it is called Cancer Battle Plan By Anne E. Frahm Six Startegies for beating cancer. About eating the right foods to cure your cancer it is a very interesting book she is dieing from cancer and gets a nutritionist to help her fight the cancer very interesting so far. Well first full day of no ciggarettes have no more food in the house but have not cheated, so far so good. I have not yell at anyone yet either. so I will let you know who I lose my temper on first lol. More latter
I worked 1 to 10 today and sometime I think they are wrong because I really dont feel that bad.I seem more tired but that is it. but the big problem for me is tonight I stopped and bought the patch to quit smoking wow because I do have my grandson to raise and his mom walked away I have to be here for him so they have to go. Bought gum, lifesavers,candy, LoL but going to try my hardest so if anyone has quit and has any suggestions would love them. Well thanks for listening.
Yesterday, March 10, 2008 I found out I have Leukemia. I am 48 years old and not ready for all this I have to see a specialist yet to find out which one I have.I think I just need to vent about it so maybe I will add more as things happen.
Well I went to the UPMC Cancer Center today and found out that normal white blood counts are between 4000 and 10,000 and mine is 132,000 so I have Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia which sounds worse then it is. I have to have a ct scan to find out how bad my lymph nodes are but they think I only have to have one week of chemo and I will not lose my hair. wow so happy about that lol.So i feel alot better now.I am trying to raise my 10 year old grandson so I really don't have time to be sick. Thanks for listening