IamA It's been exactly one year since I received a bone marrow transplant. I'm one of only a few dozen to beat MonoMac Syndrome AMA!
My short bio: October 6, 2014 I was diagnosed with a rare genetic mutation called MonoMac Syndrome. Basically my body couldn't produce white blood cells and I was susceptible to illnesses. The syndrome was only discovered in 2010 and most people who discover they have find out when they're in their 40s with leukemia already and by then it's too late. So I think there is only a small amount of us.
I was admitted to Boston Children's Hospital last year on December 1st when I was 17. I began chemotherapy a day later and did that for two weeks. On December 11th 2014, my sister who was a perfect match, donated her bone marrow to me. I was there for 7 weeks till I was released. Readmitted twice and was in isolation for 9 months. Isolation meant no one could come into my house unless they were family, only place to see friends was outside where the air was constantly clean. September 11th 2015 my isolation let up. Fast forward a few months and here I am; one year from my life-saving bone marrow transplant! AMA
My Proof: Receiving the transplant
Edit 1: Spelling
Edit 2: I was out for a little while, but now I am back and will continue to answer these questions into the ungodly hours of the morning. Fire away
Edit 3: Thank you everyone, this was a ton of fun! If anyone has anymore questions feel free to ask them or pm me. Thanks to you all and best of luck to the ones going through similar!