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I've fought leukemia and won. I had a non-related donor for my bone marrow transplant in January of 2012 and had a harrowing year and a half of chemotherapy, total body irradiation and various and sundry medical procedures. I lived in an isolation ward for 12 weeks (two 6 week stays) and am still seeing my oncologist and having testing done on a monthly basis. I made it past the one year post-transplant mark, which is a big thing as many of the people on the ward with me did not make it. I was very glad to be overweight as I lost a total of 80 lbs over the course of a year due to the treatment and side effects, etc. Some of that weight is back on now.
I started to see a personal trainer once I was given the go-ahead by my oncologist. The trainer used to be a nurse and he works with a lot of clients who have medical conditions. I had steroid myopathy, in which my body cannibalised my muscles to give my body fuel and the steroids overloaded my muscles and turned them in to weak noodly things.
My art and writing has suffered due to not having the brainpower/imagination for the past few years I have experienced. My cross-stitching has improved, though. ^_^
So there you have it.
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