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acute myeloid leukemia (AML)

I’m 31 years old. At the age of 30 at the end of summer 2022, I was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The experience I had and am still going through is a battle every day of my life. I was told I had to have chemotherapy, and I experienced hair loss, my skin changing color, and now have very bad stomach problems. I made it through 10 different chemotherapy sessions, and I got a phone call in December 2022 that I had a bone marrow donor. So, in January 2023, I started chemotherapy again, and on January 19, I got my bone marrow transplant. It was the second birthday for me. I have been recovering since then. It’s going on eight months of my recovery, and it’s been a long ride, but I’m pushing and making it through.

Arlena acute myeloid leukemia (AML)