Hopefully I will go into remission soon
SEE ALSO :MPs want prompt funding for TVETI was given more drugs and I stabilised but the symptoms did not clear up. They went ahead to test me for TB and pneumonia and both results came out negative. By July, my legs were all swollen and I was referred to a clinic along Ngong Road, for specialised treatment. Instead of my condition improving, it worsened and I was admitted at the Kenyatta National Hospital on September 22, 2018. They didn’t have a clue what I was suffering from. My condition deteriorated while I was in the hospital and the doctors ordered a fresh set of tests which showed I had acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). That was in October 2018. I was in the hospital for about two months. The medics said that I was too week to start chemotherapy and they started treating me for secondary infections such as pneumonia, chest pain, headache, stomach pain, throat infection, gingivitis and tonsillitis. I lost so much weight since I could not chew or swallow solid food. However, they did not treat the primary condition as I was too weak to be put on induction chemotherapy drugs.
SEE ALSO :TSC needs 36,804 tutors to fulfill planI was discharged and later I had to visit a clinic every fortnight. Back home, I was so weak that light chores such as changing my baby’s diapers were impossible. I would remain in bed most of the times when I was not in hospital. On February 11, 2019, I was taken to MP Shah Hospital where I am still admitted. KNH haematologists had advised that I go to a specialised facility that would offer a better outcome. The hospital is reportedly better equipped in managing AML and its effects such as facilitating fast transfusion of blood or platelets, managing chemotherapy drugs’ side effects, and preventing infections. Doctors also said that AML is one of the worst forms of leukaemia which manifests quickly in the body and immediately suppresses a patient’s natural immunity. I then underwent induction chemotherapy. The chemotherapy drugs have taken a toll on my body. My hair fell off and my natural immunity is so low I am constantly put on immune boosters. The throat infection has also failed to clear off.