MUM believed her mysterious bruises could be due to “low iron levels.” It was shocking to learn that she had a rare cancer.
Emma Lynch, 24, said she was shocked to learn of her diagnosis. “Fighting for her children”Who is she afraid of? “leave behind”.
Emma Lynch was diagnosed with cancer after thinking her strange skin symptoms were caused by low iron. Credit: Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser
Emma lived a life she described as “alive.” “Amazing” Life With Her Fiance And Their “Four Beautiful Children”In Chryston North Lanarkshire Scotland
She shared her story on Glasgow Live: “In the run up to my diagnosis, I got random bruises all over my body.
“I was suffering from fatigue and bleeding gums, but what prompted me to go to the doctor was that I had swollen feet and ankles that were sore and red.”
Emma also noticed bumps in her legs and arms. She assumed it was because she was low in iron.
While bruises and bumps are not common signs of low iron, they can make a person tired or weak.
Emma was diagnosed with cellulite, a skin condition that causes the skin to become warm, swollen and painful. Doctors prescribed antibiotics.
Emma realized after a week that something was seriously wrong.
She had a fever, shivering and her heartbeat was pounding, so she was rushed to the hospital.
Doctors were concerned that the young mother might have sepsis and asked Emma to go to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary.
After hours of testing and talking to doctors, Emma’s worst fears come true.
She said: “Another doctor came by and he had a serious expression on his face. I just knew something wasn’t right.”
Emma was diagnosed on October 24 with acute myeloid, a type of leukemia in which the body makes too many mature white blood cells.
She recalled: “When I was diagnosed, I was broadcasting. It felt like I wasn’t even in the room, it just echoed and then I heard the doctor say, “I’m really sorry, but you have acute myeloid leukemia.”
“I just screamed. I didn’t even cry, I just screamed. I felt like I had been hit by a train.
“When I came to, my first thought was that I had to fight this for my kids. Since then, I’ve been fighting for my kids every day.”
AML is rare and only about 3100 people are diagnosed each year in the UK.
It’s usually diagnosed in people over 75, which makes Emma’s case even more unusual.
People under the age of 65 are more likely to survive five years. This is because they are generally healthier than those over 65.
There are many types of AML. One that produces fewer platelets than normal can lead to bleeding gums, nosebleeds, and bruising.
Emma had to tell her family, who are all very helpful, the good news. “wasn’t easy” and she left her older siblings aged six and four. “devastated”.
Emma is now undergoing intensive chemotherapy at Beatson in Glasgow. This will take Emma away from her children including her twin, Emma, who is one year old.
It’s hard to be away from loved ones. “shock to the system” she replied,
Emma won’t be able to fight cancer if she’s diagnosed with myeloid white cell cancer.
Her children cannot visit her and can only video call her and always ask questions. “when is mommy coming home?”
The mother felt tired, ill and physically exhausted from the chemotherapy.
She said: “Emotionally it really touched me. My anxiety levels are high and I feel depressed, lonely and sometimes disbelief.
“I remain positive. My only concern was leaving my children behind.”
Emma hopes her story will inspire others to “listen to their bodies.” If you notice that something isn’t right, get medical help.
She is determined to beat the cancer and finish her chemotherapy in time for Christmas. “very special” When she comes home.
Emma’s family has set up a GoFundMe. Please visit this page to support her family in the coming months and weeks.
Big sister Michelle, who started the page, said: “We hope to raise enough money to help with the children and the unexpected expenses.
“My mother had to give up her job to take care of the children. If you can donate anything, we are eternally grateful. Below is the message Emma posted on social media to tell her story. Let’s do this Wee Sis! Kick cancer in the ass.”
Emma noticed bruises on her legs, arms and back. Thanks to Media Scotland
Emma was first diagnosed with a skin problemCredit: Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser
What are the symptoms and signs of AML
AML can cause many symptoms, some of which are not easy to spot.
AML is a condition in which your body produces fewer healthy blood cells. This can lead to symptoms such as flu-like symptoms or more frequent infections. These symptoms may include:
Fatigue Fever Loss of appetiteWeight lossNight sweats
There are many types of AML. Each shape affects a specific type of blood cell. The type of blood cells affected will affect the severity of your symptoms.
You will experience such symptoms if your healthy red blood cell count is lower than normal.
Fatigue Weakness Pale skin Irregular heartbeat Dizziness Cold feet and hands Difficulty breathing Headache Weight loss Decreased appetite
You may be more prone to infections if you have fewer white blood cells than you should. These infections may take time to heal.
These symptoms can be caused by infections:
Fever Weakness Sore muscles FatigueDiarrhea
Your blood may not clot properly if you have fewer platelets than normal. These are possible symptoms.
Bruising easily It’s hard to stop bleeding that hard Bleeding gums You can have small, red spots under your skin from the bleeding. Nosebleeds Ulcers That Won’t Heal
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