Just found out my aunt, my dad’s sister, has Leukemia. They’re not sure how bad it is other than she’s at a stage 2 of 5. My dad has a high possibility of being a bone marrow donor if it comes to it.
I just..don’t even know what to say to all of this. My aunt has suffered alot. She was a really big alcoholic but ended up needing to come clean because her liver was basically about to give out. She had a really shitty life and i feel like she drank to forget/numb the pain. She was always sweet, loving, and kind to me and my siblings. We never noticed that she had a problem but the adults knew. When worse got to worse and she was told “No more booze, or you’ll die.” She quit. Cold turkey. Her body had some very long lasting damage but she changed her life around completely. She’s still the same loving and caring aunt that she was when she drank. I admire her ability to change her life around and still be herself.
This week though, she had a yeast infection underneath her breast, and another in her esophagus. She apparently had gone to the doctor a week or so before and doctor said there might be a possibility she had a blood disease. She only had the infection under the breast at that point. Now she also has one in her stomach too. She’s in so much pain. They should get the test results for her marrow type back next week friday. I just hope there’s something that can be done. I can’t imagine what she’s going through right now and i hope that she can get the help she needs.