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My site stats are up.
That means another family has a child with leukemia. And it pisses me off. BUT… i am also glad tht I am there, or was there so that it might be easier for them.
To hear, ” She has blasts in her blood.” ugh.. what does that mean…
“You’ll need to admit her immediately.” ugh, do they mean now at this moment.
Then to hear
“She can go back to school if you’re comfortable with that.”
Does this make sense? NO. None of it makes sense because they’ve just told you that your child has cancer. WHAT!!!! Not possible.
So we need Leukemia 101 for all the parents of new lukes out there. We need a mentoring program where we can pair newly diagnosed families up with old timers like me.
A person, not just a message board where they can connect and ask the questions that need to be asked. Do I give the ara-c before or after breakfast? Not that we could answer every question….. but it is sure nice to have someone to ask.
Of course it isn’t just the site stats that have me up in arms about leukemia again, it is a daughter of a family member of a Facebook friend.
That does sound convoluted. But basically what it means to you is that another child has been diagnosed with cancer. Leukemia, the 2 year treatment, cancer. The one with the 95% survival rate at 5 years after diagnosis. The one where the parents freak out. Oh, wait, that is all cancer isn’t it.
So, if you’re a current or former cancer parent POST IN THE COMMENTS the number one thing that you wish that someone had told you!!! Post it now. Stop reading and go post.
Surely you cancer parents weren’t this bad at following directions. ; )
Welcome to Leukemia 101!