Valerie's Assessment

My 30's have been rough

A full-time mother

Out of the blue

The pain was real

Difficult pain to treat

The pain was from treatment

Incredible pain from chemotherapy

Nerve pain was a 10

Incredible pain from chemotherapy

With a bone marrow transplant, you're given a fatal dose of chemotherapy which is exactly what it sounds like, you would not recover if you were not given somebody's bone marrow. You're given the chemotherapy in the hospital because you need to be totally protected from infection. One of the chemotherapies that they have to give after the initial chemotherapy to keep the leukemia from recurring is one that completely ulcerates your entire digestive tract from the mouth on through. You're in incredible pain at that point from the effects of the chemotherapy.

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