I really need some advice.
My wife turned 40 this year which was bad enough for her (she hates birthdays), but to say this year has been a shocker is a massive understatement.
She has had some heavy vaginal bleeding for a while, since January actually, we were advised it is just perimenapause but after some heavy episodes we got into A&E in May then into the system and had bloods done showing no signs of abnormalities. Fast forward to last week, she developed an ear ache, went very weak and we assumed an ear infection. She hadn’t got any better, Sunday night we had the ambulance out as she had severe chest pains. Medics checked her out and all vitals looked fine but they said only way to check is to get bloods done.
Called GP yesterday morning, blood test at 2pm and about 5 missed calls at 6pm from the hospital telling her to come to the acute medical ward as bloods not right. Overnight stay then today down to royal hallamshire blood unit for bone marrow biopsy and pretty much confirmed she has AML and will need immediate chemotherapy.
So my wife is incredibly healthy, we have 2 kids 13 and 10 and I have no idea where to start or what to do. I am sure the professionals will tell us but I honestly don’t know where to start as I have to keep positive.
It’s literally come out of nowhere and we are both so confused and worried what the outlook is, what happens next and is this is common or not.