Anyone out there who's had leukemia has triggers that make you feel certain it's back. I've relapsed 3 times so I'm familiar with the anxiety that accompanies it.
Since my fall 3 weeks ago I've been struggling with a swollen arm and a craw for a hand, for which I've been taking a strong antibiotic. My shoulder pain comes and goes but who knows if it's related.
When I was first diagnosed with AML I went to the doctor for a swollen finger. Now my arm is swollen. Where would our mind jump to?
I went to my local oncologist today. Before my blood work came in, he was discussing getting a bone marrow biopsy from Dr. Giralt, my oncologist in NYC asap. My blood work took over an hour. I meditated as best I could, but I was prepared for the worst.
Dr. Sethi finally waltzed in as I was preparing my final goodbyes and said my blood work was great.
Another mental bullet dodged.