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My leukemia's back.

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

  1. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2014
    Upstate NY
    Im sorry to read this. I definitely will send up some prayers. Prayers go up and good things come down.
  3. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

    May 22, 2009
    North Central Florida
    [​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

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Rachel, I'm pulling for you. [​IMG]
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Prayers and hugs coming your way [​IMG]
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I wish you the best and I'll say a prayer for you.
  8. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

    Nov 27, 2009
    Wilmington, NC
    Not the kind of news any of us wanted to hear. I will be praying for you and your family.[​IMG]
  9. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

    Mar 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    I'm so sorry to hear this. My thoughts go out to you and your family.
    breege likes this.
  10. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

    Nov 7, 2012
    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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