Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Member Introductions


I just joined this website tonight. I guess I am just looking for people to talk to about how to get through the bad days and still keep hope alive. As I said in my profile, my Dad has AML (he originally had MDS, had a marrow transplant and the disease came back). We are such a strong family–my mom, dad, sister and me-- and I think that we can get him through this fight. I don’t want to push him though. Every decision that my Dad has made about the disease has been his and his alone. He wants to fight this. Tomorrow he starts his treatment and I took off from work to be with him. I want to make sure he eats and does physical therapy , but I don’t want to be a nag (My Dad always calls me his second wife). I just know we have to make sure he does this stuff so that he can fight the disease. It just gets so hard. I am 23 years old. My Dad has a lot left to see. I don’t know what I am looking for by writing this. But thank you for listening.

HI , My son had AML at the age of 1, he is now 14. I have to go shopping this morning but, I will get back onhere today sometime and try to send you a email. Be strong. Darlene

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From: A Loving Daughter
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2007 11:04:37 PM
Subject: Re: [aml] Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Member Introductions

Hi everyone. My dad was diagnosed w/AML on September 1st. I’m angry, scared, and lost. I feel like I’m on the outside looking in and that I don’t have the right to feel the way I do. He’s my dad - he’s 56. I have 2 children & I want them to know the best person I have ever met in my life and I’m so scared that won’t happen. I need help getting thru the unknown and I don’t know who to turn to. Thanks for any help anyone can give me.