Dear Life, Here is a description of blood cancer disease:
“In general, having a blood cancer means that your bone marrow is not functioning correctly. And when bone marrow doesn’t function correctly, you have something happen to you like anemia. Or you can have low platelets, which means it is possible for you to bleed easily. Or your immune system is not functioning correctly.” Dr Nina Shah, MD
All of this has happened within me plus other symptoms for over three years. The disease plus the rigorous treatments impact my energy, take up time and space, change my life on a regular basis. I am following the Instagram and Facebook Project, The Isolation Journals by Suleika Jaouad, writer, artist, and wife of Jon Baptiste. Also reading her NYT bestseller, Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted. Suleika was diagnosed with Leukemia at 22 and again at 32. She’s had two Bone Marrow Transplants and is in treatment in NYC. Her journey is an inspiration. Doctors recommended I have another transplant but I chose against it and then offered the Clinical Trail. This is a daily uphill battle. I am grateful for the hope in others.
Yours Truly, Pamela Rose