29 Aug '15, 3pm

"Being diagnosed with aplastic anemia strengthened my desire to become a nurse." Read more:

In November 2013, I was 22 years-old and going to school part-time for nursing while working as a Certified Nursing Assistant at an assisted living home. I was almost through my first semester of classes when I got a cold. I didn’t think much of it because my girlfriend, Abby, had been sick a few days before. By the end of the week I wasn’t feeling much better. Little pink dots (petechiae ) on my arms and legs started to appear. Over the next few days, I visited the doctor, went for lab work, visited a local oncologist , and then traveled to Indianapolis for a bone marrow biopsy . A few days after my biopsy, I was diagnosed with aplastic anemia . Everything had changed so much in such a short amount of time. At this point, I was still at home and feeling okay, which did not last long. A few days later, I was admitted to the Indiana University Health Hospital in Indianapoli...

Full article: http://aamds.org/patient-chronicles/marc-rogier

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aamds.org 30 Aug '15, 3pm

Along the way, I found the Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation, and its message of answers, support, and hope. ...