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April 29, 2008

What Is Leukemia?

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.

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April 22, 2008

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.

Debby

Leukemia

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.

Debby

Leukemia

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.

Debby

Leukemia

Day 2 of Chemo and so far so good. feeling ok so far. Got to talk to some other women today that are also getting chemo and they all seem to say the same thing that you don't start feeling sick until about the 3rd or 4th day so I still have that to look forward to that. they told me I need to pee a lot so I have been drinking a lot of water and visiting the bathroom a lot, have to get all the bad stuff out of me. Well see what happens tomorrow

Leukemia

Well tomorrow is my first day of chemotharphy and I am a little scared. Wonder if I could cancel, ha ha . I have to use my vacation days for this which is not fun, on vacation and sick. Hopefully I won't get that sick. I hope, Everyone and work sign a card for me it was very nice made me cry. My very good friend at work bought me a new outfit to wear for my first chemo and a flower,it was very sweet she is the nicest person in the world. A heart of gold. My sister is going with me tomorrow and I am really glad really don't want to go alone. Well have to get jacob's school clothes ready for tomorrow. Night everyone.

Leukemia

Well this has been a rather a weird week for me had a lot of family members to call and had a lot call me. I wish I didn't have to have the chemo, I dont feel that sick and have a feeling I am going to be.The doctor told me there is some lymph nodes around my spllen so it is best to fight the cancer with the chemo and try to get rid of it.

Rituximab

This is a drug that you get when you have to get chemotherapy. This is a special type of antibody used to treat cancer. This drug is given intravenously. For a few months after receiving this drug, bone marrow depression may occur. This is a decrease in the number of white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. This may increase your risk of infection, fatigue, and bleeding.