Living Through Leukemia: A Journey to Health

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iUniverse, Aug 27, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 154 pages
While many believe that being diagnosed with leukemia is like being handed a death sentence, South Dakota native Louis George Whitehead provides living proof that survival of this life-threatening and life-changing illness is possible.

At age twenty-one, Whitehead's doctor informs him that he is suffering from acute myeloid leukemia. After two rounds of chemotherapy and a relapse a few months later, Whitehead makes the decision to undergo a bone-marrow transplant. Living through Leukemia chronicles his story of endurance and optimism.

Whitehead shares his feelings following his initial diagnosis and through the realization that a fatal outcome was possible. He also details the events and symptoms leading up to his courageous battle and describes the importance of both his friends and family in the struggle to get well and stay that way.

If you or someone close to you is living with leukemia or is facing the prospect of a bone-marrow transplant, Whitehead's personal reflections will serve as encouragement on how to approach each day with a leveled patience and look ahead to a more hopeful time.


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A Life Change before Leukemia
First Signs of Trouble
Body Pain Rears ItsHead 4 Reprieve 5 You May Have Leukemia
The Journey to Health Begins 7 Induction Chemotherapy 8 Praying for a Good Outcome 9 Visit to the Mayo Clinic 10 Tooth Trouble
Tests Tests and More Tests
Heading into the Unknown
Countdown to Day Zero
A Fall in the Night
The Beginning of a Whole New Life 21 The Start of One Hundred Days 22 Descent into Darkness 23 Malaise
False Alarm

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