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Old 03-24-2006, 11:48 AM   #1
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What to expect with chemotherapy/treatment

Within less than a weeks time my fiance was diagnosed with ALL, admitted to the hospital for approx. a month and began chemotherapy. The doctor says his treatment will be in three phases over a course of a year to a year and a half. The doctors and nurses keep telling me that phase 1 of the treatment is the worst and I need to brace myself because it is going to get worse before it gets better. I know the basics about chemo (loss of hair, tired, possibility of nausea), but what else can I expect. I feel like I am braced for something bad, but I just wish I knew exactly what I was braced for. What about phase 2 and 3? How much time will he be in the hospital over the course of the treatment. We live together, so I wonder what it will be like when he comes home. I have so many questions and no answers. I am dealing with the leukemia, it is the unknown that I can't stand. I know I should be dealing with today only and take each day as it comes, but I just want to know more about what I should expect. Can anyone help?

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