On August 10th, 2018 I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Because this form of leukemia is aggressive it had to be treated aggressively and on August 15th I began induction. Over the next 6 months I went through intense treatments. Eight rounds of chemo, which consisted of two different cycles. Cycle A and Cycle B.
Episode 3 of Diagnosis: The Series highlights moments from my first round of chemotherapy. The Good. The Bad. And the extremely ugly. This round of chemo was definitely the hardest on me. Not only for my body. But also for my mind and soul.
Reminder about Induction (remission induction) – During induction patients go through a strict regimen of chemotherapy treatments in order for the patient to go into remission. Remission means that the leukemia cells are NO LONGER found in the bone marrow samples extracted during the bone marrow biopsy.