Alina, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (4)
We promised we’d keep you updated on the state of Alina, the 25-year-old admitted into Fundeni with leukemia. She recently sent us this e-mail:
“It’s been half a year since I started the treatment. I have another six months of IV treatment left and then it seems I can go back to a completely normal life, even though I’ll have oral cytostatics on the menu for another two years. But we’re safe to say that I’m half way through the most difficult part.
I’ve had some more pains and sleepless nights, but they’re all temporary and they just help make me stronger for what’s to come. My nausea, migraines and fatigue are nothing compared to the other complications I hear about in the hospital, so I’m grateful!
I’ve been spending a lot of time at home, taking walks almost every day and sometimes I almost forget that I’m in the middle of such an aggressive treatment.
Right now, I’m two days away from finishing my re-induction (sort of a RE-acquaintance with the first few weeks of the treatment six months ago), probably just so I won’t forget where I started from :))).
All the best to everyone!”
Alina also sent us a photo from her day trip to the mountain.
Photo: Sinaia, 1400m altitude.