My leukemia's back.

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by donrae, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I really haven't wanted to post this, but denial can only take you so far.......

    Some of my byc family remembers I was diagnosed with leukemia in June 13. I did all the chemo and had a clean bone marrow in Feb 14, indicating remission. Well, that didn't last. My labs started dropping and I had another bone marrow biopsy, it confirmed I'm relapsed. I go back to OHSU in Portland on Tuesday for induction chemo again. This means a 4-6 week stay, 250 miles from home [​IMG]. It's going to be quite a challenge for my family. My honey's having a hard time not being able to be with me, but he's got to hold down the fort at home. The boys aren't happy, of course, but at least we've had some warning this time. After Induction and some more chemo, they'll be looking for a bone marrow donor since I don't have appropriate siblings. This whole process is going to take a long, long time.

    I know God's got my back with this, and it's His plan no matter what happens. It's just hard being so far from my family. And then even when I can come home, I'll be immune compromised and have to live like a germaphobe again--most of you know I'm pretty much the opposite of that!

    So, I'd again encourage anyone who is able to donate blood. Not specifically for me, but for everyone like me out there who relies on a transfusion to keep going.

    All my friends who are praying folk--your prayers are always accepted! For those who aren't praying people, feel free to start any time [​IMG].
     
  2. andreanar

    andreanar Overrun With Chickens

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    Im sorry to read this. I definitely will send up some prayers. Prayers go up and good things come down.
     
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  3. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    [​IMG]do keep us posted.
     
  4. I'm so sorry you have to go though this. :hugs I'll be praying for you. *Hugs*
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Rachel, I'm pulling for you. [​IMG]
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Prayers and hugs coming your way [​IMG]
     
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

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    I wish you the best and I'll say a prayer for you.
     
  8. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    Not the kind of news any of us wanted to hear. I will be praying for you and your family.[​IMG]
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  9. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    I'm so sorry to hear this. My thoughts go out to you and your family.
     
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  10. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    Rachel, I'll be praying for you as you go through chemo. Also praying that if a bone marrow transplant is necessary that the perfect donor match will be found for you. Praying for your family as well.
     
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