I”m Gregg Timmons, and I’m currently 45 years old. The second week of December 2001, I found a bruise on my forearm, and my life changed forever. That was the first outward symptom of a form of acute leukemia, Acute Promyelocytic Myelogenous Leukemia (APML). After a few weeks of worsening symptoms, I entered Stanford Hospital and began treatment.
After a month of difficult treatment, I went into remission. With after a few more rounds of chemo and other nasty side effects, I slowly recovered. Sometime around May 1, 2002 I went into “full remission with no evidence of the disease.”
I returned to work in June 2002 and have done well ever since. I have been a frequent volunteer with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, particularly for their Team in Training program. I currently live in San Francisco.