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Cancerbro - My journey of fighting B-Cell ALL and giving birth to my daughter
Abdonv Leukemia
Posted on Aug. 19, 2018, 1:06 a.m.
My journey of fighting B-Cell ALL and giving birth to my daughter
Hi everyone! My name is Veronica. I was diagnosed with B-Cell All Ph- in October 2016. I’ve never had any health issues, ate well and exercised regularly. I was considered healthy. I found out that I was sick thanks to the labs that were drawn during my first prenatal visit with our first child. I was strongly advised to terminate my pregnancy , but due to my own personal beliefs and knowing that treatment could affect my fertility, after speaking with my hematology and BMT team, along with the high risk OB team, I chose to continue with my pregnancy. They hit me with the same chemo regimen as any other person with the exception of methotrexate which they substituted with cytarabine although I did receive methotrexate once the baby was born. I’ve had about a dozen different chemotherapy medications, blincyto, several rounds of full body radiation and a double cord transplant. My daughter was born at 26 weeks, and we celebrated her first birthday in January and my first “re-Birthday” in March.