Leukemia Essay

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Leukemia Amee Conine COM/156 January 20, 2013 Dr. Lonelle Rathje Leukemia It had been a long year battling Breast Cancer, all the doctor appointments, chemotherapy and then the radiation therapy, Grannie was exhausted. She just wanted to sleep all day, she was worn out. The family was told that she would bounce back after a month or so, the radiation therapy would wear off, then she would be back to herself in no time, but that never happened. She had told us that she was going to the doctor that afternoon; he had called to ask her to come in. That is never a good thing. My aunt called and said that Grannie wanted a family meeting at seven that night, when my husband asked what was going on she just said “she just wants us all together so she can talk to us all at the same time. She doesn’t want to have to make a bunch of phone calls.” It was then, everyone knew it was not going to be good, but our first thought was the breast cancer had returned. Who would have ever imagined what she was about to tell us. The family was sitting in the living room and was in total shock when she explained that the doctors told her she had leukemia. They did not know when she contracted it; there was no way of knowing how long she had it. She said they told her that she would need extensive chemotherapy and radiation treatments to battle the leukemia, but there were no guarantees that she could beat it. She sat there with tears running down her face when she said, “I am just too tired. I cannot fight this battle, I’m too weak. I’m sorry and I love you all, please know that, but I am not going to go through with the treatments.” My heart broke at that moment. She was admitted into the hospital six days later, and she was with us only three days before she was gone. Nine days was all the family got to spend with her, the leukemia took her so fast. My hero, my role model and my

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