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From Flu to AML

I found out I had AML 12 days later from my vacation to Ethiopia. On Feb 10, I went to the hospital that was close to me because I was not feeling good for 5 days after I got the flu when I went to school on the 5th of February. Spring class started on the 5th of February then I went to my night class and started getting sick. I couldn’t recover from the flu at all in-fact it was getting worse. Then on Feb 10 2018 I went to the hospital and got diagnosed with AML.

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  • Rebimearey23
    4 months ago

    Not only that my husband also divorced me after I told him I was diagnosed with cancer. Also the doctor want to do transplant in the future just to be on safe zone and he tested all my siblings. Therefore, one of my older brother was 100% match but the American embassy in Ethiopia wont issue medical visa to my brother because of the Trump administration. My brother tried three times and they denied him three times. Now I am trying to bring my mom to be with me because I am alone here in America. But I would like to thank you to my friends who been there for me as well as the lymphoma and leukemia society.

  • Ann Harper moderator
    5 months ago

    I just read your post. How are you doing? I’m so glad you listened to your body and went to see the doctor. I wish you the best and hope everything is going well. Good luck to you.

  • Crystal Harper moderator
    10 months ago

    @zulfa3, I had similar symptoms when I got diagnosed. It’s so important that we listen to our bodies. When it feels like something’s wrong, it usually is. Have you started treatment yet? I’m wishing you all the best as you fight through this battle. Please reach out if you ever need to talk!

  • Rebimearey23
    5 months ago

    thanks so much I am okay so far and I would love to talk to know what you going through.

  • Rebimearey23
    5 months ago

    Thank you so much I am okay so far thanks God.

  • Yolanda Brunson-Sarrabo moderator
    4 months ago

    @rebimearey23 That is so great that you’re doing much better. Best!

  • Anthony Carrone moderator
    11 months ago

    Hi @zulfa3, Thank you so much for sharing your story. That must have been such shocking news after coming home from vacation. How have you been feeling lately? I’m thankful that you found our community and shared your story. I know it helps others feel less alone. Sending positive thoughts to you, Anthony (Team Member)

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