20 Nov '17, 3pm

Jill's story of fighting Aplastic Anemia reveals her struggle to "cross hurdles." Check it out!https://t.co/k5VtSYiaQo

Jill's story of fighting Aplastic Anemia reveals her struggle to "cross hurdles." Check it out!https://t.co/k5VtSYiaQo

In 2007, when I was 25 years old, I started to get winded going up a flight of stairs. I also began having two hour long nosebleeds, and I knew something was wrong. I had my bloodwork checked and shortly after my doctor told me to go to the hospital right away because my blood counts were extremely low. I had no idea what that meant at the time, and wasn’t overly alarmed. Two weeks and two different hospitals later, I was diagnosed with something I had never heard of, severe aplastic anemia . They told me it was life threatening and there was no cure. Nothing in life can ever prepare you for that sort of news and I struggled with my emotions a lot. I was treated with ATG and cyclosporine and sent home. My life, which had been all about working at my human resources job, happy hours with friends, and spending time with my boyfriend, T.J., had turned into hospitals, weekly r...

Full article: http://www.aamds.org/patient-chronicles/jill-minden

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