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Margaret W Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:11 AM

AA evolved
 
I've had aplastic anemia for over 44 years, documented, and probably for my whole life (I'm over 60). For the past couple of years, I haven't felt at all well, even though for years after my hATG in 1987 I felt pretty good. I carried on with my family, friends and with my (very satisfying) career.

I had a bone marrow biopsy on March 15 and after years of having BM cellularity of 0-2%, all of a sudden, I'm at 75% cellularity. :eek: I was told "nobody has plain old aplastic anemia for 60+ years." My granulocytes look strange and they're "clonal," meaning one of them went wild and began reproducing itself.

They're calling it "T-cell large granulocyte lymphocytic leukemia." I was told on Friday that it's not curable, but it is treatable. I wonder how treatable mine is, though, considering I have severe cirrhosis from hepatitis C that was contracted during a blood transfusion while I was having hATG (before they were screening blood for the virus). I'm seen at the University of Michigan.

I'm concerned, but I'm not frightened. If anyone else knows about this type of leukemia, please let me know, okay? I'm going to call down to the University of Virginia as I understand there are trials, studies, protocols, etc. going on. I don't know if I have the energy reserves to make it to VA, but I'd consider it.

Thank you.

triumphe64 Mon Mar 27, 2017 06:57 PM

U of Virginia is the place to be.
If you are on Facebook there is a group for this.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/LGLL...NSupportGroup/

Margaret W Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:40 PM

Thank you, triumphe64. I will be in contact with Dr. Thomas P. Loughran at UVA after a few administrative details are taken care of. From talking to a few people there today, I gather that it's a bit too soon to make any appointments yet. My slides are still being sent around, etc. I should wait awhile, I decided, and make sure that everything can be forwarded to Dr. Loughran from the places where it's supposed to be forwarded from. I'm willing to wait.

I was on the Facebook page over the weekend and it looks somewhat helpful as to information that's provided there.

Yet another battle... :(

Margaret

triumphe64 Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:18 PM

Dr. L. is the expert at this condition.
Make sure you become part of his registry.

Margaret W Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:09 PM

Yes, Dr. Loughran's medical assistant mentioned the registry to me and as soon as my records are at a point of assembly and review to where I can join the registry, I'm going to do it.

Thank you so much!

:)

Margaret

Margaret W Wed Apr 19, 2017 02:37 PM

Okay... I was diagnosed on March 15 with T-cell LGL leukemia. Marrow cellularity went from 5% in Jan., 2016 to 75% in March, 2017. I am feeling pretty "punk." I have nosebleeds every day and the bone marrow biopsy site bled for a full 4 weeks before it finally stopped! :eek:

I had an appointment with Dr. Bixby on March 24 and he sort of said, "This is no big deal." The LGLL was diagnosed by means of a bone marrow biopsy at Henry Ford Hospital, to which I will not return.

I was scheduled for a revisit with Dr. Bixby on June 28, but - as he does with so many appointments - he cancelled that and pushed it back into July.

Now, I am not comfortable with any of this. I really don't have family or friends who wish to discuss it at all except to tell me I need to take some Vitamin K or iron pills... :mad:

Any thoughts? Thank you.

Margaret

triumphe64 Thu Apr 20, 2017 05:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Margaret W (Post 42624)
Okay... I was diagnosed on March 15 with T-cell LGL leukemia. Marrow cellularity went from 5% in Jan., 2016 to 75% in March, 2017. I am feeling pretty "punk." I have nosebleeds every day and the bone marrow biopsy site bled for a full 4 weeks before it finally stopped! :eek:

I had an appointment with Dr. Bixby on March 24 and he sort of said, "This is no big deal." The LGLL was diagnosed by means of a bone marrow biopsy at Henry Ford Hospital, to which I will not return.

I was scheduled for a revisit with Dr. Bixby on June 28, but - as he does with so many appointments - he cancelled that and pushed it back into July.

Now, I am not comfortable with any of this. I really don't have family or friends who wish to discuss it at all except to tell me I need to take some Vitamin K or iron pills... :mad:

Any thoughts? Thank you.

Margaret

Margaret,
If you are on Facebook, you might want to join this group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/LGLL...aSupportGroup/


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