Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Leukemia Hysteria

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.

1 comment:

Ronni Gordon said...

I know exactly what you mean. For me it's fatigue. Glad you're OK.