Eddie's Cancer Blog

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I'm not quite sure how to start this, so I guess I'll just tell some random things about myself. I'm currently fighting Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia or actually I will always be fighting since this is a lifelong disease. My symptoms were mainly the 11mm tumor I had in the center of my chest and was making it hard to breathe, my random bruises, and finally I started having nose bleeds randomly. They CT scanned me countless times and finally a ER doctor was able to tell I had cancer (but they thought at first that I had lymphoma). I was diagnosed a week before my birthday this year, but thankfully I managed to get discharged for a week so I could celebrate my birthday outside the hospital. Honestly, I'm very disappointed with a lot of doctors these days. I was actually told with my symptoms, I was just under stress and it'll all go away by itself...of course when I had a harder time breathing from just sitting around...that was obviously not the case. I'm current a full college student (although not a very good one lol) and also work full time for the sheriff's department as a clerk. I had a tough start to the year with a break up and after that my life went into a downward spiral. I was partying and drinking my life away for months till I got diagnosed...which often leads me to believe I brought this onto myself. Even though the first paragraph sounds kind of grime, I'm usually a very positive and happy person. I was a very outgoing person and have great friends and loved being able to go out with them. It's just disappointing because with this disease everything in my life has been put on hold. A few months ago I was on my way to becoming a sheriff deputy and now my application expired so all the effort I put in before has all gone to waste. Also, as a birthday present I bought myself a new car that I can't drive now (doctor doesn't recommend me driving). Like I've said before, I was a VERY outgoing person; usually staying out till 1am or 2am and getting up at 6am to go to work again the next day, so now that I have to stay home all the time. Now I know when you're white blood cell/Neutrophil Count is good/normal you're virtually as healthy as you were before all this, but a few week ago when i was suppose to be "healthy" i caught atypical pneumonia from sitting in my backyard. I know this is a long post but I'll try to update this blog periodically since I don't exactly have much going on daily lol. Overall I would say the main thing that's currently bothering me is how cancer can always relapse. My mother has a friend whose son also got this disease at 17. He went through 2 years of chemo without any problems and 2 weeks out of it, he relapse. After he had a bone marrow transplant with his father as the match, but it didn't go well and he died at 19. It bothers me that there's no actual real cure for this and it's still unknown as to why people get this. Hopefully these are figured out soon...
3 people threw a punch at your cancer.
Rachel sent you a prayer.
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It's not anything you've done this shit just happens I don't know why, it just does. And don't compare yourself to anyone else this is your fight if someone else lost theirs it does not affect your disease, you are unique and different from anyone else. Stay strong! Rachel
Hi Eddie I too was under the illusion that once your cancer was treated and gone..it stayed that way. Now I see that is not the case for some but it does happen! Sending you a big hug and lots of prayers.
Hi, I am writing a novel on an ALL patient... I don't know if I can contact you for more information
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October 13, 2010

California

June 6, 1989

Cancer Info

May 25, 2010

Yes

Stopped my life in its tracks and put everything on hold.

I took a lot for granted before.

Pray for all who need it.

Bone Marrow Transplant

Nausea and fatigue.

Kaiser Permanente

I've read working out does help fight it a lot; I'll be trying it out and letting everyone know the results.

It's too easy to be negative, but keep positive no matter what.

11 mm tumor in center of chest. Random bruises. Random nose bleeds.

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