Hello from a newcomer
This is to say hello. I am 58, and was diagnosed with AML in January 2015. Five months of gruelling chemotherapy and a reduced intensity bone marrow transplant (from an unrelated donor) later, I was discharged in late June and have been recuperating at home on ambulatory care and gathering strength. Today is Day 120 since transplant. I'm feeling generally okay, but have had some skin GvHD rash on my face and chest over the past couple of weeks. Topical steroids seem to have brought this under control, but have left the skin on my (balding!) head and face feeling very sore and as tight as a drum. Diprobase is helping to alleviate things but not resolving the dry skin condition. The area just below my eyes is extremely sore and puffy, not helped by the fact my eyes are constantly watering. Any tips from fellow sufferers on how best to manage these symptoms welcome!