Sunday, May 15, 2011

Milestones Passed

It's been awhile since I have *wanted* to write, but things are moving in a better direction now, and I am feeling more up to it. I did get out of the hospital on April 16th after 2 months, and recovery has been slow. The wait for the bone marrow biopsy to see if the 2nd month, and 2nd harsher treatment, worked was extremely difficult- so many emotions running through my mind, so much disbelief that it would work, and basically wondering how many days I had left here. What would they try next? Could my body take it? Would I even want to continue this misery?  Luckily, the 2nd treatment put the Leukemia into remission- 0% cells detected- the best I could hope for!  Gratitude and relief for a second.... as the road is still long.

According to treatment plan, they do a "clean-up" week of chemo in the hospital to make sure to get anything that might be hiding in the cells. I have just completed that, and am back home today, waiting for the fall-out this week. (The week after the chemo is terrible on the body- makes me very sick and tired all the time.) 

Hopefully now, they will find my donor, and then it's back into the hospital for 3-4 weeks for the transplant and some recovery time there.  If it takes too long to get the transplant going, I will have to endure another "clean-up" week, so as to not lose the remission. If untreated, it usually comes back within a year, so there is more work ahead!

But things are looking good right now- I am thankful for the support I receive and well wishes.  I hope to find a little "life" in my spirit in the next few weeks before my next battle begins. =)


  1. Praising God for all the progress made.. and lifting you up in prayer.

  2. are so much in my thoughts and prayers and I ask God each day to please leave you here with us...we need you and most of all your family needs you! Cancer survivors need you! and patients who have just received the diagnosis need you most of all...

  3. Thank you both so much! Although it is a life changing experience I never wanted, it is not all bad, and I feel more compassion and connection to those around me. Good things can come from this, I will make sure!

  4. Oh wow, I am so thankful for a remission. You're still in my thoughts and prayers, and I'll pray for a successful transplant.


  5. *hugs* Glad that you are in remission! Praying for a donor to come quickly and the transplant is successful.