Mile #152 King
On June 6th, 2016 at 2.5 years old, I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (a blood cancer in the high risk category). I also have G6PD which is an enzyme deficiency. G6PD complicates my chemotherapy treatment. Although 80% treatable with 3.5 years of chemotherapy, I am two years into treatment and I have experienced several severe complications. Vincristine toxicity; leaving me unable to walk for months, nerve damage throughout my body (neuropathy), PTSD, brain swelling (leukoencephalopathy) and mouth sores are just a few side effects. Regardless of all that I have been through and am still going through, I do my best to enjoy each day and stay positive. Since the day of diagnosis 6.6.16, I take at least one chemo pill EVERY ... SINGLE ... DAY. Every other Friday, I take 13 pills which consist of prednisone (steriods) and chemo pills named methotrexate and mercaptopurine. I take zantac to protect my stomach and zofran for nausea. I also get chemo in my spine and through my port which is connected to my heart. Unfortunately, as I get older the amount of chemo and medication I have to take will increase. Please follow me on Instagram and Facebook @KingFightsCancer.