Do you feel physically sick other than being tired? Or is it all an internal thing?
Sometimes I feel physically sick but that's rare and sleeping almost always makes that go away. The tired thing is the worst part.
How did your siblings and friends react when they heard?
My siblings and friends were obviously shocked and upset when I told them. I can't speak for them but I know they must have wanted to immediately help in whatever way they could. I also think they worry about me especially because I'm not the best at talking about my emotions.
Did you do any sports previously and are you not allowed to do them anymore?
I was never an athlete so thats not really an issue :) but the doctors do encourage me to get a reasonable amount of activity every day, even if that just means taking a walk around the block. It's also really whatever I feel I can handle that day.
Are your siblings' lives any different now, and how?
Again, I don't want to speak for Noah and Maia, but I would say that their lives are different now than they used to be. I think they're both put under the pressure of assuring friends at school that I'm okay and I think they're both now trying to help me stay strong and get my message out to school. They're also both definitely trying to be proactive and raise awareness about Leukemia. I also think they worry about me a lot more than they used to which is a big burden and I wish they wouldn't.
When you basically stay home all day, are you bored? Does someone stay home with you (parents missing work?) or are you by yourself?
I get bored at home sometimes. Netflix and TV and sleeping help a lot. I also have college apps and schoolwork to stress me out if I'm ever bored :) My mom stays home with me (she has a bunch of unused vacation days that she's using until she figures out how she can come up with some more permanent time off). My dad's work schedule is pretty flexible, so he tries to plan his hours around our scheduled hospital visits and he stays home if he can.
Is the no-bacteria thing because your cancer is weakening your immune system, or is it the treatment that makes you more sensitive?
The no-bacteria thing is a mixture of the cancer and the chemo weakening my immune system.
Do you and Maia still share a room?
Haha, Maia and I do not still share a room and haven't for about two years :)
Had you already started school when you found out you had cancer, or when you had to start missing school?
I found out I had cancer about a week before school started so I never actually went to an class but as I said before I take some classes from home.
I really appreciate your interest and your willingness to ask questions. I think I'll usually feel comfortable answering pretty much anything so feel free to ask away! Let me know if I was unclear or missed anything! Thanks again and again for the support :)