Hi My Husband had what we thought was a stroke 2 weeks ago, this was quickly diagnosed as a seizure. Following MRI, Ultrasound, CT, PET/CT scans and a bone marrow biopsy he was diagnosed with ALL today. He is 69 and fairly fit and healthy he had no symptoms at all before his seizure so we are in total shock.
His consultant told us its rare in adults and will be in hospital for at least 4 weeks having aggressive treatment,he says due to genetic makeup treatment is not so good for the elderly and they can suffer many infections some maybe life threatening. He said if this doesn’t work most elderley will not be fit and well enough for stem cell treatment.
Although it is a plus that he is starting fit and healthy.
We hope he was giving us worse case scenario and we can’t seem to take anything positive from it. We are both feeling very scared. It’s made even harder not being able to be with him due to Covid although his consultant says I can spend 10 minutes with him tomorrow before he starts treatment.
Any words of encouragement please.