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Leukemia not heartburn

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  • Posted By: teabury
  • January 13, 2009
  • 09:23 AM

My husband went to the doctor and told him he was very fatiqued and had a hard time even walking from the house to the car. He said he felt some pain in the upper stomach or mid chest area, burning. I noted to the doctor that my husband was pale and he complained of pains in his bones. Well the Dr quickly diagnosed heartburn gave him a script for prilosec and sent him on his way. Well days went by, no improvement, calls were made to the dr and his response was, just keep taking the prilosec it takes a while to work. After a few weeks my husband just kept going downhill and we went again to dr, he was not concerned, still stuck on the heartburn diagnosis. But at my insistance that something else was going on he agreed to order some tests at the hospital for heart related problems. Upon initial tests at hopital blood tests showed red flag for AML Leukemia, bone marrow tests confirmed AML. Induction started but he was so run down at that point he died 2 weeks into treatment. Other actions by hopital agravated outcome. I find it hard to trust drs now. Never will again.:(

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