People who have normal immune systems typically have the symptoms already mentioned. Those undergoing chemotherapy for leukemia or lymphoma, those with HIV or AIDS, and those born with poor immune systems (SCID, DiGeorge Syndrome, etc.) will often have much more severe presentations. Examples include ulcers in a wider distribution than normal, larger-than-normal ulcers, and ulcers that heal poorly or not at all. Read more
Reclaiming Her Life
Myers opted for reconstructive surgery (a several-month-long process of expanding the chest muscle before a saline implant can be inserted) and began intensive physical therapy a few days after surgery. She didn’t have chemotherapy or radiation. Myers said she didn’t realize it at the time, but she had slipped into depression. “I didn’t want to leave the house and I couldn’t sleep,” she said.