I was brought in by ambulance on January 22nd, not able to breathe on my own. I was put on a ventilator for 4 days until they pulled the breathing tube and I was able to breathe on my own again. I was transferred to oncology where I was told I had Leukemia AML, which is very aggressive, so I had to start chemo as soon as possible. I did chemo 24/7 for 7 days, then waited 14 days to do another bone biopsy, when they determined I was not in remission. I had to do an additional round of chemo for 2 days, when they got the results confirming I was in remission. I was hospitalized for 47 days, then released for 10 days, and now back again for an additional 5 days of chemo. The next round of chemo will be in about 20 or so days after this current round, to keep me in remission.
Next, I will go to the U of M for a stem cell transplant and required to stay at the U of M to check for any rejections. When I get out of the hospital, they said it will be around 90 days, then I will be required to have a care giver 24/7 to monitor anything that would cause my return to the hospital again. We have to find a place to stay within a 30 minute from the hospital, if they don’t have anything available. After that I will try getting my strength back so I can try going back to work full time, but will be under my doctor 's direction when this will take place.
Thank you for any support.
Lynn and Matt Burg