Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Six Years

Six years ago today I walked into an exam room and a doctor told me that I had leukemia. I was admitted to the hospital the next day for the first of many month-long hospital stays, and the day after I started chemotherapy. A week later I finished my first ever round of chemo and celebrated my 20th birthday.

A lot has happened health-wise in six years. I relapsed a few times, had a couple of transplants, got all kinds of crazy treatments, racked up several more stays in the hospital, had lots of blood and platelet transfusions, spent countless hours with various healthcare providers. But the most important thing that has happened in the past six years is that I LIVED. Despite leukemia's ongoing efforts to get rid of me, I am still here.

Up yours, jackass.


10 comments:

kiwi in france said...

yay! I'm so glad you fought through it. Definitely up yours to cancer!

getyourselfconnected said...

YEAH!!!!!!!!

Emily said...

Rock on Mira!

yaeld said...

Mira!! Language!!

yaeld said...

Kidding. Awesome Post. Great use of personification...

Clearly my stamina in fighting a formidable non-human opponent must have rubbed off when we lived together...I mean, remember how I showed that printer who was boss??

Nah, I'm teasing :)

I find your strength as well as your overall positive attitude humbling. You inspire me. Seriously.

Animesh said...

Yay! Keep up the fighting spirit!

au soleil levant said...

Thanks everyone!

Zhu said...

You go girl, you are kicking its microbiological ass!

Fight fight and keep on fighting -- you are almost there and stronger than ever!

Monique said...

YAY!!! That's awesome you've made it this far, but I see much, much more to come :)

au soleil levant said...

Thanks Zhu and Monique!