My dad

  • 1 reply
  • 8 subscribers
  • 634 views

Hi there, my dad has just been diagnosed with T-ALL . He’s in his late 60’s. Not got much to go on as most things I read are about younger people with T-ALL. If any older adults have any positives experiences to share I would be very grateful. Thanks

  • Hi  and welcome to this corner of the Community although I am always sorry to hear about your dad’s diagnosis. I am Mike and I help out around our various Blood Cancer groups.

    I don’t have Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) but I was diagnosed way back in 1999 with a rare, incurable but treatable type of T-Cell NHL reaching Stage 4a in late 2013 so although my Blood Cancer ‘type’ is different I do appreciate the journey rather well.

    Let’s look for group members to pick up on your post and get back to you. You can also click on the main ‘ALL Group’ title and this will bring up all the group posts. Have a look at the posts and as always you can hit reply to any post and connect in with the wider group conversations.

    It’s a challenging time for you so you may want to use the Macmillan Support Line is open 8am-8pm (timings may differ across services) 7 days a week on 0808 808 00 00 or via Webchat and Email too. This service provide cancer information, practical information, emotional support, benefits/financial guidance or just a listening ear. We also have our Ask an Expert section but do allow a few working days for a reply.

    For good information do check out Leukaemia Care UK who produce very good information and run various support platforms including their Buddy Scheme, they also have a Support Line on 08088 010 444

    You may also want to check to see if you have a Maggie's Centre in your area as these folks are amazing and most centres do run monthly Heamatology Support Groups…... the one I attend does have a person with ALL in it so worth checking.

    Always around to help more or just to chat

    Mike (Thehighlander)

    It always seems impossible until its done - Nelson Mandela

    Community Champion Badge